Who Is Tyler Butler-Figueroa? AGT Golden Buzzer-Winning Performer Is 'Stronger' Than Ever

Golden Buzzer moments on America's Got Talent are always something special, but this young performer's moment definitely separates him from the pack.

Walking onstage with light-up shoes and a violin in hand, 11-year-old Tyler Butler-Figueroa not only shared his insane musical abilities but a truly triumphant story. Diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 4, Tyler was initially bullied at school due to his subsequent hair loss.

To help himself cope through this difficult time, the then seven-year-old picked up a violin and participated in a free after-school program.

"Once he started that class, it was like sunshine," his mother said to the camera. "He was full of energy and was happy. I was like, 'Oh my god, I got my son back.'"

"When I play the violin, it helps me forget about all the bad stuff," Tyler said. "I just didn't want to be the kid who had cancer, so now I'm the kid who plays the violin."

Before even beginning his performance, the crowd was already going wild for Tyler and judge Julianne Hough ensured they were "rooting for him." As his mother anxiously waiting in the wings, Tyler gave a thumbs up to start the music.

Playing alongside Kelly Clarkson's hit single "Stronger," Tyler gave an electrifying performance, bring the judges and those in the audience to their feet.

"I just want to commend you in taking something that has probably been the hardest things that you will ever have to go through and turning it around and finding something that brings you joy," Hough said.

"Before I get started, how are you feeling right now," judge Simon Cowell questioned.

"I'm feeling very proud of myself," Tyler responded, fighting back tears.

"We hear too many stories of people being bullied," Cowell added. "But most people are bullied because they're better than the people who bully them ... and I would like to say something, on your behalf, to the bullies."

At that moment, Cowell rose out of his chair and slammed the Golden Buzzer. As confetti rained down on the 11-year-old, tears streaming down his face, the audience roared in applause and mother met him onstage in an embrace.

"I cried so much oh my god," one Twitter user wrote of the moment. "He's beyond talented."

"You are awesome Tyler! Simon said it the best... people bully people that those bullies think are better than them," @raptafan added. "You are better than all of them. Good for you young fella."

Find out who becomes the next Golden Buzzer-winning performer when America's Got Talent airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Tyler Butler-Figueroa onstage at 'America's Got Talent.' NBC/Trae Patton