Uncle Jesse is a tough guy. He rides motorcycles, plays in a rock band and most definitely doesn’t cry, right? Former Full House star John Stamos got seriously choked up while accepting the Timeless Icon Award at the TV Land Icon Awards, and it made us fight back tears, too.
The Fuller House and Grandfathered star got emotional while paying tribute to his late parents during his speech.
“I want to thank my parents, boy, they would’ve loved this, Loretta and Bill, they were really good people,” Stamos said, sounding choked up. “They taught me to be kind and to be generous and to be loving to everyone that you meet on this journey and appreciate every single moment you have on this planet, because it’s so damn precious. I’m going to treasure this moment. Thank you.”
Aside from his parents, Stamos also thanked everyone who stuck by him throughout the years, even through the hard times.
“You know, when you’re on a roll in Hollywood, everybody wants to be your friend, and then you go through some rough patches and they all disappear, except for the people that really love you for you,” John shared in his acceptance speech. “And those people are what get me going every single day and the reason I’m up here today.”
Many stars in the audience, including Stamos’ two sisters, gave the actor a standing ovation at the end of his speech.
Stamos later surprised the crowd on stage with the Beach Boys. He joined the band on drums to play their classic hit “Barbara Ann.”
Jim Parsons, Debbie Allen, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Norman Lear, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele were also honored during the event.
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