Jimmy Fallon gives surprise speech at Stoneman Douglas graduation

Jimmy Fallon on Sunday delivered a surprise speech at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School graduation.

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Jimmy Fallon surprised marjory Stoneman Douglas students on Sunday, he was also a guest at the Class of 2018 graduation — and even a speech.

The host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” spoke at Sunrise’s BB&T Center in the final year of 784 students, giving them some “thoughts” he said have helped him the rest of his life.

Congratulations to marjory Stoneman Douglas Class of 2018! You are not just the future – you are in the present. Keep changing the world. Keep making us proud. #MSDStrong #YouAreThePresent

— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 3, 2018

“If something feels hard, remember that it gets better,” Fallon told the crowd at the event, which was off-limits to the media. “Choose to go forward, and don’t let anything stop you.”

The late-night host, who has contributed to the student-activists’ March for Our Lives, movement, noted that he learned many of the graduates in their march in Washington, D. C., in March.

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He also thanked the students for their “courage” and “courage” in the aftermath of the massacre on their campus on Feb. 14 in which 17 people dead.

The ceremony aimed to honor Nicholas Dworet, Joaquin Oliver, Meadow Pollack, and Carmen Schentrup, who were supposed to be studying Sunday, but died in the mass shooting. They were each awarded with a posthumous degree.


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Fallon posted an excerpt from his speech on Twitter, writing: “You are not only the future – you are in the present. Keep changing the world. Keep make us proud.”

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