Selena Gomez has had one hell of a 2017, and this latest news just shows she's risen above it all and come out on top. The "Wolves" singer was honored with Billboard's 2017 Woman of the Year award on Thursday, Nov. 30 and her acceptance speech has everyone in tears. Gomez was super emotional and she had one special person to thank for the award. The video of Selena Gomez dedicating her award to Francia Raisa is the most beautiful thing you'll see today.
On Sept. 14, 2017, Gomez took to Instagram to inform the world that she had undergone a life-saving kidney transplant. That transplant was made possible by Francia Raisa. Gomez wrote:
Who is Francia Raisa? She's an actress (she was formerly on The Secret Life Of The American Teenager) and Gomez's best friend. They go way back, before Gomez even knew of a little blonde Canadian boy named Justin Bieber.
Gomez was sure to thank Raisa in her acceptance speech for her Billboard award. She said,
Gomez continued, saying she was grateful to be a woman in the music industry and thanked those who paved the way for her.
Raisa was right by Gomez's side at the awards gala. On the pink carpet, Raisa spoke to Billboard about her experience donating a kidney to Gomez. She said,