At the Feb. 27 unite4:humanity gala, Selena Gomez thanked BFF Demi Lovato as she accepted the Young Humanitarian Award for her extensive work with UNICEF!
Is this the most touching thing ever, or what? At the first ever Unite4:Humanity event brought to you by Crystal Light Liquid & Variety magazine & unite4:good on Feb. 27, Selena Gomez, 21, was granted the Young Humanitarian Award, and she took the time during her speech to thank BFF Demi Lovato, 21. Read on to find out what Selena said about Demi in her super-sweet speech!
Selena Gomez Thanks Demi Lovato In Emotional Speech After Accepting The Young Humanitarian Award
These two have been friends since their Barney & Friends days, and while they hit a rough patch when Demi was struggling with her personal demons and lashing out, now they’re closer than ever! And it looks like Selena is thankful to Demi for supporting her during her own rehab stint.
After thanking her family and talking about the amazing work that UNICEF does which inspired her to become an Ambassador for the charity, Selena began to talk about friend Demi:
“I want to thank Demi. Just the fact that we’re here at 21 years old, and we’ve always talked about using our voice to help this generation. Sometimes I feel like we’re the only ones holding the fort and I’m so thankful for you [inspiring] me every day.”
Demi Lovato Supported Selena Gomez During Her Rehab Stay
Now that Selena has cut out negative influences in her life (looking at you, Justin Bieber), we’re so glad that she seems to be on the up-and-up with the help of BFF Demi. After all, when Selena went to rehab, Demi was there to support her — and knew exactly what she was going through.
Furthermore, can we talk about the gesture of singling out a friend in an award acceptance speech? That is incredible, and so sweet.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Was Selena’s speech the sweetest thing ever or what? Go tell your BFF that you love them!
WATCH: Selena Gomez Thanking Demi Lovato In Young Humanitarian Award Speech
— Amanda Michelle Steiner