Right in time for the holidays, Lady Gaga decided to visit the “Ali Forney Center” in Harlem, NY, and surprised its residents – homeless LGBTQ teens – with a truckload of presents. The video of her visit is sure to bring you to tears – of hope.
Harlem’s Ali Forney Center is a shelter for LGBTQ teens who have been kicked out of their homes. The visit was part of the #ShareTheKindness campaign, initiated by the “Today Show” and NBC Universal, to celebrate acts of kindness.
Gaga arrived at the center with a car full of gifts – T-shirts, socks, hats, comfy clothes and more. The residents – and Lady Gaga herself, were soon driven to tears. “Kindness to me is an action of love”, she said, “or a showing of love to someone else. I also believe that kindness is the cure to violence and hatred around the world. I love to give things to people who have nothing or less than me.”
One of the teens, explained his situation to her: “My family was pushing me away because I’m gay. All I’ve had was you and your Born This Way album on repeat.”
“I am no better than any of those kids”, Gaga concluded. “And I’m no worse than any of them. We are equal. We both walk our two feet on the same earth. And we’re in this together.”
Watch the emotional video right here: