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Jimmy Fallon Makes Surprise Speech at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Graduation: ‘Keep Making Us Proud’

Marjory Stoneman Douglas students got a big surprise at their high school graduation: Comedian Jimmy Fallon.

Fallon made an unexpected appearance at the Sunday ceremony, taking the stage for a congratulatory speech punctuated with jokes and sentimental remarks, honoring the new class of graduates.

“Today you’re graduating from high school,” he told the students. “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 ‘Laurel,’ some of you will grow up to hear ‘Yanny,’ but the most important thing to remember 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 2 in the morning for the next ten years.”

CNN’s Dianne Gallagher said Fallon also thanked the students for their leadership following the horrific shooting massacre at the school:

Shortly after his speech, Fallon tweeted out another message of congratulations, encouraging the class to “keep changing the world” and “keep making us proud.”

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