Jennifer Aniston, who recently broke the internet by being the fastest person to get 1 million followers in just 5 years on Instagram, received the People’s Icon Award on Sunday.
The FRIENDS star was presented the award by her friend and co-star, Adam Sandler. He introduced her as “an incredible, caring role model with the biggest heart,” saying “She’s exactly the way you think she is, everybody.”
Actor Adam Sandler who was present at the stage during the award show could not stop himself praising Aniston, “She is loyal, she is generous. She is sarcastic, funny as hell, smart as hell, strong as hell, self-deprecating, so sweet, so supportive, so beautiful, a dog lover and artist, comedian, nice to her family, nice to your family, nice to everybody. Incredible with kids, a great, great laugher, a great producer, a great problem solver, a great green-drink maker. Just a great friend with those smiling blue eyes and for sure my wife’s favorite human on the planet.
When Aniston took the stage she was highly obliged by the humble gratitude of her co star Sandler.
“Oh my god, I love this man with all of my heart,” said Aniston. She added, “This is one of the kindest human beings you’ll ever meet, besides him being one of the most talented, and generous, and just stunning, everything. I mean, this isn’t your icon award so I can’t go too on and on.”
On receiving such an honor by the crowd and her friend Sandler on the stage she made an incredible moving speech in which she pointed out that how the sitcom Friends and her five co stars have played their role in shaping her incredible life.
“If I have any claim to this word ‘icon,’ it’s only because I was able to be on an iconic show, with an iconic cast, and an iconic haircut. ‘Friends’ was truly, it was the gift of a lifetime and I would not be standing up here without that amazing show, without those amazing five other actors and with an audience who stuck with us for a decade,” said Aniston.
Fans were in tears over Aniston’s speech.