Jimmy Fallon gives surprise speech at Stoneman Douglas graduation


Jimmy Fallon shocked Marjory Stoneman Douglas students on Sunday as he created a guest look at the Class of 2018’s graduation — and even delivered a speech.

The host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” spoke at Sunrise’s BB&T Center to the graduating class of 784 students, providing them some “thoughts” he mentioned have helped him all through his life.

“When anything feels tough, keep in mind that it gets much better,” Fallon told the crowd at the occasion, which was off-limits to the media. “Pick to move forward, and never let something cease you.”

The late-evening host, who has supported the student activists’ March for Our Lives movement, noted that he met several of the graduates at their march in Washington, D.C., in March.

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

The ceremony was focused to honor Nicholas Dworet, Joaquin Oliver, Meadow Pollack, and Carmen Schentrup — all of whom have been supposed to graduate Sunday but died in the mass shooting. They have been every awarded a posthumous degree.

Fallon posted a clip from his address to Twitter, writing: “You are not just the future – you are the present. Hold altering the globe. Hold creating us proud.”

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