Cue the awws!
Ashton Kutcher accepted the Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award at the Ron Pearson Center in West Des Moines over the weekend, where he praised his wife Mila Kunis, their two children, and his family who helped shape him into the person he is today.
Starting off the emotional speech, the That '70s Show alum joked that he was probably the first person to be considered a "role model" who had "a deferred judgment for a felony burglary for trying to break into his high school," got "pulled over by a state trooper while tripping on mushrooms," or had his "name splashed across every gossip magazine as an adulterer, like, five years ago."
Ha, that's fair!
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The actor went on to honor his twin brother, Michael, who was born with cerebral palsy:
"I was born a twin and from the moment I came into this world I had to share it with someone. I shared every birthday, every Christmas, I shared my bedroom, I shared my clothes, I shared everything I had in this world and I didn't know that there was another way because I always had my brother with me … My brother was born with cerebral palsy and it taught me that loving people isn't a choice and that people aren't actually all created equal. The Constitution lies to us. we're not all created equal. We're all created incredibly inequal to one another, in our capabilities and what we can do and how we think and what we see. But we all have the equal capacity to love one another, and my brother taught me that. When I got older, I spent years and years feeling bad about it, our inequalities He also taught me that he had gifts that I didn't have. Extraordinary gifts that I didn't have, and that every time I felt sorry for him in life, I made him less. He taught me that and he gave that to me."
He told the audience about the definition of "character":