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.
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