Black Twitter Just Honored Jesse Williams in the Most Incredible Way

Black Twitter Just Honored Jesse Williams in the Most Incredible Way

Social media is pretty amazing.

Published July 1st

The 2016 BET Awards was flooded with several memorable moments — Beyoncé pun intended — but it was Jesse Williams's incredible pro-Black acceptance speech for his Humanitarian Award that had the masses talking days later. Leaving a lasting impression on the social media community, Black Twitter chose to honor the activist by creating the #JesseWilliamsAppreciationDay hashtag, and it's pretty amazing.

Showering the Grey's Anatomy star with praise, Black Twitter used the now viral hashtag to show just why Jesse Williams is Black excellence. Take a look at some of the tweets, below:

It seems as Jesse's words resonated with the wider community in general as, according to Twitter stats, his speech was the most-Tweeted-about moment on last Sunday night and his follower count rose 10 percent, overnight.

Very much deserving.

Check out his moving BET Awards speech in its entirety, above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)

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