Katy Perry Surprises Pulse Nightclub Survivor On ‘Ellen’ And It’s Really Emotional

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Katy Perry’s song “Rise” helped Pulse nightclub survivor Tony Marrero stand on his own two feet again.

After the horrific experience in Orlando back in June, Marrero found strength through Perry’s music, one of the biggest honors a musician can earn. To honor his bravery, Perry showed up unannounced during his appearance on Ellen, breaking down in tears and hugging the young man before offering to pay his first year’s tuition at film school.

It’s hard to type into words the sincerity the two had for each other, so click play and watch:



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