Jimmy Fallon surprised graduates of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Sunday, with a commencement speech to remember.
The Tonight Show host took the stage at the graduation ceremony at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida on Sunday as a guest speaker, delivering a keynote for the class of 2018.
Fallon has been heavily involved with the school’s faculty and students since the February shooting took place. During the speech, Fallon mentions visiting the school after the shootings and taking his entire family with him, so they were able to see what courage looked like.
During the speech, Fallon toyed with funny banter and witty comments, however his true message was heartfelt and encouraging.
“Today you’re graduating from high school,” said Fallon. “You should feel incredibly proud of yourselves. That doesn’t mean you should rest on your laurels — or your yannys.
“Some of you will grow up to hear yanny, some of you will grow up to hear laurel, but the most important thing to know is that neither of these things will matter by the end of the summer.
“Here’s what will matter: you, the class of 2018, will have graduated. And you won’t be classmates anymore. You’ll be adults who Facebook search each other at two in the morning for the next ten years.”
“When something feels hard, remember that it gets better,” said Fallon. “Choose to move forward, and don’t let anything stop you.”
The entire speech was about ten minutes long and it is totally worth your time checking it out!