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Jesse Williams BET Awards


Sunday night was a major one for the entertainment industry, as the BET Awards put on a show of epic proportions. From Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar’s striking “Freedom” performance to Bilal’s standing ovation-worthy Prince, there was tons of great, must-see moments.

However, it was Jesse Williams’ humanitarian award acceptance speech that took the cake as the most memorable moment of the night. It was also the most-Tweeted-about moment of the night as hashtags with the actor’s name and quotes from his speech filled timelines. According to Twitter, Williams’ Twitter follower’s quickly grew by 10% just overnight, ranking him with 123K.

Now, following his inspired acceptance speech, people are expressing their gratitude to the actor and activist using the hashtag #JesseWilliamsAppreciationDay. Continue scrolling to see what Twitter had to say this newly-appointed holiday.

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