The former Duchess of Sussex surprised everyone when she appeared on the CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute earlier today. Furthermore, she was also able to deliver a very important speech in which she celebrated and honored all the everyday heroes who managed to make a massive change in 2020.
Meghan Markle started her memorable and powerful speech by saying that during such a challenging year, she was inspired by the many stories of compassion.
She went on to say that ‘Across the country, people have put their personal needs aside to come together to support a collective well being of all those around them.’
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Meghan then recalled how, back in March when the pandemic first took over the world, everything appeared to radically change overnight!
‘For many families, the impact of this pandemic has been catastrophic, and too many were faced with a heartbreaking question: ‘How am I going to put food on the table for my family?’ In the face of this reality, we also saw the power of human spirit and the remarkable ways in which communities respond in challenging times.’
More precisely, Meghan Markle made sure to give credit to all the people who dedicated their own resources as well as their energy and personal time, to help those who were more at risk or who remained without basic needs such as food because of losing their jobs or other COVID-19 related reasons.
Such love and compassion this year, says Meghan, helped many feel loved despite the difficult situation so many were going through.
And so, she declared that ‘Tonight we’re celebrating all these quiet heroes. These individuals stood up and made sure that most basic needs of our communities were met. They made sure that those around them didn’t have to suffer in isolation. They showed us that even in the darkest times, if we come together, we have the power to remind someone that there is hope.’