Tyler Perry’s Oscar Acceptance Speech Is Like a Masterclass in Humanity


At this point Tyler Perry’s professional credentials almost speak for themselves – Forbes listed him as the highest-paid man in entertainment a decade ago, and his power and influence have only grown since – but his humanitarian bonafides are almost as impressive.

The mega-producer, director, actor and writer was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Oscars on Sunday for his many contributions to others, including small but impactful acts like buying groceries for senior citizens and providing financial assistance to the families of Black people killed by police.

In explaining his philosophy toward helping others in his Oscars acceptance speech, Perry not only brought the room to tears, but reminded us of the importance of reserving judgment, refusing to resort to hate, and the amazing power of small acts of kindness.





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