On a special birthday episode of the Steve Harvey Show, Steve took calls from well-wishers in front of his studio audience. As the segment came to an end, one of the show’s producers held up a card telling Steve “This one is a surprise.”
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“I said no surprises,” said Steve. In the video below, the producer just responds with a smile and holds up a card explaining to Steve that someone is calling him via Satellite from Orlando. Steve is hesitant about the surprise caller, but tells the producers to put them through. The instant Steve sees the man’s face, he bursts into tears.
The smiling man on the other line says to Steve, “I wanna ask you one question: do you still love me, baby?” While we’ve seen Steve get emotional before, no one was prepared for him to cry like this.
After a moment of raw emotion, Steve simply says, “I love you, man.”
“These people,” Steve explains for the audience through tears. “I was 26 years old, struggling. I didn’t have nothing and these people owned a furniture store in Cleveland and they took me in and gave me my first contract with my little carpet cleaning company.”
Steve goes on to introduce the caller and his wife as Rich and Becky. Steve tells the audience that, when he was 27 and started his career as a comedian, Rich and Becky set him up with an account at a travel agency so that he could travel and become the success he is today. “Man, they helped me out,” he says.
As he tells the story of how Rich and Becky helped him, Steve comes up with a plan. “Imma send a plane to pick up you and Becky. Imma fly you up to Chicago for the show. I’ve been looking for you for years, man.”
It just goes to show, no matter how where life takes you, it’s always important to stay humble and remember the people who made a difference along the way.
“I never forgot,” says Steve of their kindness. “Thank you.”
Check out the moving moment below and share.
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