Miley Cyrus & Hillary Clinton Met On 'The Tonight Show' & It Got So Emotional
Last night was kind of a big deal on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Not only did they do their fan-favorite "Thank You Notes" segment, but that "Thank You Notes" segment also just happened to feature all of the female writers on the show writing and reading thank you notes to Hillary Clinton. Yes, Hillary Clinton in the flesh. Since Miley Cyrus has been doing a mini-residency on the show this week, she also got to write her own thank you note and read it to Clinton. So yeah, Miley Cyrus and Hillary Clinton met on The Tonight Show, and Cyrus cried her eyes out because what the heck else was she supposed to do?! I sobbed just watching this video, to be quite freaking honest! Cyrus said in her thank you note, while failing to hold back tears,
Thank you, Hillary, for being a constant beacon of strength, hope, and determination for me and millions of other young women. You've been a role model and an inspiration and a voice of reason in uncertain times. I could go on and on, but I'd like to get right to the point... Can I give you a hug?
Then they hugged it out, and it was majestic. (Cyrus comes out around the 4-minute mark.) After everyone was done pouring their hearts out to Clinton in their thank you notes, Clinton read one of her own that said,
Thank you, Miley, the Tonight Show writers, and all of the women and young girls out there. You are smart, strong, and deserving of every opportunity. Together, we've made our voices heard, we've done great things, and we've come a long way. But as Miley would say, we can't stop, and we won't stop.
*Fails at choking back a flood of tears.* The writers on the show had some thank you notes that were a mix of hilarious and heartwarming. One of the writers wrote,
Thank you, Hillary Clinton, for handling this difficult transition with more grace than I ever could've imagined. That being said, call me day or night and I will be there with a gallon of ice cream and two spoons to tell you, 'Girl, you are so much better than him!'
Amen, honey. Clinton laughed and responded, "You may get the call!" Another note said,
Thank you, Hillary, for all the work you've done for public health care. Ever since the election, I've really depended on my government-subsidized anti-anxiety medication.
GIRL, SAME. All of these thank you notes were honestly so amazing, but my favorite one comes in around the 2-minute mark, where one of the writers reads a thank you note that says,
Thank you, Hillary, for remaining strong and showing poise before, during, and especially after the election. You taught me that when dealing with a difficult defeat, it's OK to take time to reflect, set your focus on a new path forward, and maybe find a cave in the woods to scream into.
I don't know about you, but I love me a good cave that can allow my screaming into the void to echo right back at me. It's very soothing, you should try it sometime. For America.
But the emotions didn't stop there. Nope. After filming the show, Cyrus posted a moving Instagram of her and Clinton hugging with a caption that read,
I got my hug!!!! @hillaryclinton today was one I will never forget ..... you are endlessly inspiring , & I hope you know how loved / appreciated you truly are .... I will never stop speaking up against injustice , fighting for equality , and using my platform to spread peace & love! I've learned from the very best .... You. ❤️💙❤️💙❤️💙 @fallontonight made my dreams come true! Don't forget to tune in tonight ! #MileyWeek
I'd say that "I'm not crying, you're crying" line right now, but I don't even care if y'all know I'm crying because Hillary Clinton is my everything. Have a great day! I need to go find some tissues.