It’s safe to say People’s Choice Awards 2017 honoree Tyler Perry had one of the most memorable acceptance speeches of the night.
The star of the Madea films was this year’s Favorite Humanitarian recipient for his dedication to making the world a better place through the Tyler Perry Foundation, and he left all those watching with an incredibly powerful message.
Throughout his speech, Perry stressed the importance of helping one another and being a bright light for others who may be traveling through darkness, and it’s clear that his powerful words struck a chord with many. In fact, quite a few celebrities were so moved by Perry’s words that they couldn’t help but take to social media to share his message with their own followers.
Over the years, Perry has donated millions of dollars to organizations such as Feeding America, the NAACP, Charity Water, and many more with the help of the Tyler Perry Foundation.
To celebrate his efforts, Enterprise is donating $100,000 to Perry’s charity of choice, and the actor has chosen for the money to go the Global Medical Relief Fund for Children.
Kristen Bell, who presented Perry with the award, was one of the many stars who took to Twitter to congratulate Twitter.
“Congrats @tylerperry on the @peopleschoice @Enterprise Favorite Humanitarian Award! @GMRFChildren thanks you!” wrote the actress.
Check out more of our favorite reactions to Favorite Humanitarian recipient Tyler Perry’s incredibly amazing acceptance speech at People’s Choice Awards 2017.
“No matter how dark it gets, we have to be a light for each other” well said, @tylerperry. Definitely an inspiration.
— Cameron Dallas (@camerondallas) January 19, 2017
I was so inspired by @tylerperry at the #peopleschoiceawards tonight I’m about to watch the news more often. Thank you for that energy ❤️
— Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) January 19, 2017
@tylerperry is my hero #humanitarian #PCAs
— Jamie Chung (@jamiechung1) January 19, 2017
@tylerperry I can’t breathe I’m crying so deeply because you’re such an amazing example of a human. Thanks 4 being u #peopleschoiceawards
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) January 19, 2017
Congrats to @tylerperry I loved his speech at #pcas17 we do need to be a light for each other #lightacandleinsteadofcursingthedarkness
— Roma Downey (@RealRomaDowney) January 19, 2017
We’re sure Perry’s words at People’s Choice Awards 2017 will be sticking with us for years to come, and want to thank Tyler Perry yet again for his endless generosity and dedication to making the world a better place!
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