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Will Smith Surprises Viral Video Classmates for Their Kindness

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  • [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]
  • Hello.
  • Hey, how are you doing?
  • How are you doing?
  • I'm doing fine.
  • Good.
  • All right, who's who?
  • Which one are you?
  • Kristopher.
  • Kristopher.
  • Micheal Todd.
  • Micheal.
  • Antwain
  • Antwain.
  • OK, so whose idea was this?
  • It was my idea.
  • Your idea.
  • Yes, ma'am.
  • OK.
  • So you saw that--
  • this is obviously the beginning of the school year.
  • Yes, ma'am.
  • Just started.
  • Did you know Micheal?
  • No, ma'am.
  • I didn't know nothing of Mike.
  • No.
  • You just-- had you seen him getting bullied,
  • or did you hear about it?
  • So what happened was, we was in the same class.
  • When school had first started, the first week,
  • I was still on a temporary schedule.
  • And they were making jokes of him.
  • And I was also laughing along.
  • And then, once I used to just go home and think about it,
  • I wanted to apologize to Mike.
  • But I wanted to give him something in an apology.
  • Right.
  • OK, so then you talked to Antwain about this.
  • And Antwain said, I want in.
  • I want to help, right?
  • Yes, ma'am.
  • OK.
  • And how do you all know each other?
  • We play football together.
  • Play football together, OK.
  • So y'all are popular.
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • Not really.
  • Well.
  • You play football.
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • All right.
  • And so Micheal, all of a sudden, these two guys
  • that you don't know walk up and decide
  • to give you brand new clothes.
  • How did that feel?
  • I was surprised, shocked, happy, trying to keep a straight face
  • instead of showing my smile.
  • It was the best day in my life, because I was bullied.
  • Yeah.
  • I was bullied my entire life.
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • So you were bullied your whole life, and suddenly,
  • out of nowhere, the kindness of these guys--
  • and you didn't really want to film it.
  • But somebody, just because you didn't
  • do this to get attention, who filmed this?
  • Well, some-- well, we have a friend.
  • He always is having his phone, walking round and recording
  • stuff around the school.
  • He's seen us walking to Micheal third period of class.
  • And he started-- he was, like, what are you all doing?
  • And we was like, we're--
  • we ain't saying nothing.
  • We just pulled Micheal out of class.
  • Then people started coming out of class.
  • And 30 minutes later, we received the video.
  • I had posted it to Facebook.
  • I wasn't expecting it to go viral.
  • I wanted it to make a difference,
  • to make people stop bullying.
  • Right, right.
  • And it did, because it was viewed so many times
  • by so many people, and that's why you're here.
  • Because not only did I respond, a lot of celebrities
  • looked at this and said, this is amazing.
  • We want to reward these guys and point this out,
  • shine a light on you.
  • So umm Will Smith, come on out.
  • [CHEERING AND MUSIC PLAYING]
  • [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]
  • Hey!
  • Oh, hello.
  • [CHEERING]
  • What is up.
  • Hey, Will.
  • Ellen.
  • Hi, Will.
  • Thank you.
  • Thank you.
  • [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]
  • All right, Will.
  • [LAUGHING]
  • Can't wait to watch the new movie.
  • Oh, thank you, yes, yes.
  • Gemini Man-- thank you.
  • It's very cool.
  • [HUMMING]
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • This is awesome.
  • I'm trying to keep it normal voice.
  • I saw the video.
  • And me and Jada were sitting around.
  • It was like, that, that is fantastic.
  • And there is no way that I'm letting
  • this pass without making contact with these kids.
  • And what you did felt small to you.
  • But I promise you that is exactly how human beings are
  • supposed to interact with one another.
  • [APPLAUSE AND CHEERING]
  • And it's not, it's not more complicated than that.
  • Somebody is having a hard time, and you help them.
  • It's that simple.
  • Yep, doesn't matter if you know them or not.
  • Doesn't matter if you know them.
  • People-- Everybody is suffering.
  • You won't walk past a single person
  • that's not having a hard time.
  • And you guys saw that, and you decided to help.
  • And what was really big also was the self-correct.
  • You saw that you were laughing and you were part of it,
  • and you stopped and self-corrected.
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • You guys--
  • That's big.
  • --know everything.
  • That's big, yes, yeah.
  • It is so huge.
  • All right.
  • We're going to take a break.
  • More after this.
  • Kris is playing it so cool.
  • He's like, this happens all the time.
  • Yeah.
  • This is nothing big for me.
  • I can't wait to get back to Memphis.
  • I can't wait--
  • That's right, yeah.
  • --as soon as I get home.
  • All right.
  • So Will and I loved what you did, obviously.
  • I can't thank you enough for being
  • an example to all the kids out there,
  • all the adults out there--
  • Yes.
  • -- who need to pay attention to helping others.
  • And Will has something for you.
  • Yeah, just because it was around clothes,
  • and I thought it was cool.
  • So I just want you all to have some gear.
  • I got a little of some stuff out here.
  • What have we got?
  • We got it back there.
  • Bring it out.
  • I got you some gear.
  • I got you a couple of things.
  • I got you all a couple of things, yeah.
  • [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]
  • That's some cool stuff.
  • It's a--
  • [CHEERING]
  • This is some special state-of-the-art stuff.
  • It's not even out yet.
  • So this is a merch line I'm doing.
  • I'm doing a secret drop.
  • Well, it's not secret anymore.
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • I just announced it.
  • But I'm doing a drop.
  • So it's some special stuff.
  • And also, I talked to the people at New Balance,
  • and this is an act of kindness that I just don't want
  • to soon be forgotten, right?
  • So everybody at New Balance has agreed
  • that we're going to get gear for everybody
  • in your school, all 600 kids in your school.
  • [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]
  • All right.
  • I know, yeah.
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • I also want to help.
  • And you know I've had a relationship for a long time
  • with Shutterfly.
  • Shutterfly loves what you did.
  • So each of you is getting a check for $10,000.
  • Yeah.
  • [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • Here you go, guys.
  • There you go.
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]
  • I want to thank Wanda Sykes and Will Smith.
  • Have a wonderful weekend.
  • Be kind to one another.

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Ellen welcomed high school students Kristopher and Antwain, who surprised their bullied classmate, Micheal, with new clothes and shoes. A video of the kind exchange went viral, and Ellen talked with the three teens about the inspiring gesture. Kristopher, Antwain, and Micheal not only received a gift from Ellen's friends at Shutterfly, they were stunned when Will Smith unexpectedly joined them with a surprise of his own!