We all love Ellen Degneres for her hilarious sense of humour and her just all round amazing talk show. But today we love Ellen for a whole new reason.
The honoured guest on today’s episode was Tony Marrero, a survicor of the Pulse Orlando shootings back in June which tragically killed 49 people.
Marrero was shot multiple times in the back and was forced to “played dead” to escape with his life. Marrero shared with Ellen that Katy Perry’s hit song, ‘Rise’ helped him throughout his recovery, which doctors have cited as a miracle.
“The lyrics to that song are so powerful, every word in that song is powerful, so I embraced it,” stated Marrero.
Little known to Marrero, Ellen had organised for Katy Perry to surprise him, which resulted in one of the most emotional moments that has hit us right in the feels.
And if things couldn’t get even more beautiful, Katy promised to pay for Marrero’s first year in film school, while Ellen gave him a check for $25,000 for the GoFundMe page for the Pulse Victims.
We’re not crying, you are.