We will rise again.
It’s been almost three months since the LGBT community lost 49 of our brothers and sisters in a mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, but things are slowly starting to get back to normal.
While we’ll never get the lives we lost back, the events in Pulse Nightclub have led to some positive changes — including a ton of advocacy from your favorite celebs.
However, for survivor Tony Marrero, he owes his fighting spirit completely to gay icon Katy Perry!
And wouldn’t you know it, Ellen DeGeneres just so happened to hear about Tony’s obsession with the Olympic song Rise… so she set up the Floridian with the surprise of his life — meeting Katy on national television!
We already knew this was going to be emotional just based on the topic… but watching Katy tear up as soon as she hit the Ellen stage sure brought tears to our eyes as well.
Ch-ch-check out Katy and Ellen’s heartfelt surprise for Tony (below)!!!
[Image via Ellen.]