Millions of people around the world tune in to the Oscars every year. Graham Moore, this year's winner of the best adapted screenplay award, decided to use his acceptance speech not only to celebrate his own achievement, but also to share the obstacles he overcame to do so with this enormous audience.
"When I was 16, I tried to kill myself because I felt weird and I felt different and I felt like I did not belong," Moore told Oscars viewers Sunday night. "And now I'm standing here. So I would like this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she's weird or she's different or she doesn't fit in anywhere. Yes, you do. I promise you do."
Let's hope the millions of teens — many of whom undoubtedly feel different or weird for simply being themselves — hear Moore and heed his advice to love themselves and pass the love on to others.