And Queen Bey and the woke free-agent quarterback had everyone in awe of their Black excellence and beauty, with people letting them know just that with these heartfelt reactions.
Here's how Beyoncé presented Kaepernick with the SI Muhammad Ali Legacy Award
What a beautiful moment.
The outpouring of love came swiftly
All of this!
And it's abundantly clear that ...
And when haters tried to dismiss the moment, people weren't having it at all
Talk to 'em!
NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote a whole piece explaining why Kaepernick is a hero that Ali would be proud of
Just like Beyoncé did, people saluted Kaepernick for the award and his contributions
So proud, indeed.
And as much as people marveled over Kaepernick's award, they couldn't help themselves when it came to commenting about Beyoncé's beauty
She looked gorgeous last night. She always does, though.
Perhaps this says it best ...
What a memorable night. #BlackExcellence.