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Tiffany Haddish Wins Historic Grammy And Immediately Turns Around To Inspire Kids.

You may think you know Tiffany Haddish, the actress and comedian who currently hosts “Kids Say The Darndest Things” on ABC, but she showed the world a different side of her when her crew surprised her with some amazing news while she was working on set.

The comedian quickly got serious when she found out that she won the Best Comedy Album Grammy award for her special, “Black Mitzvah.”


“You know a Black woman hasn’t won in that category since 1986?” she told the kids. That woman was the legendary actress Whoopi Goldberg. So as she wiped away her tears, Haddish shared some hard-earned wisdom about pursuing goals against all odds:

Can I tell you why I’m crying? It’s a lot of bumpy roads that you cross. It’s a lot of times you feel like, ‘Well, am I doing the right thing? Is this good enough? Am I good enough? Am I strong enough to do this job?’ And you just have to believe in yourself as much as you can, and against all odds you say, ‘You know what, I’ma just put my best foot forward and I’m gonna give the world the best that I got.’ Anything is possible.

What a moving moment for these kids and for anyone else lucky enough to watch it! Haddish is living proof that you can make history if you have talent, confidence, and heart! Watch her reaction in the video below, and be sure to share this story.

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