I was a leader on a retreat a few months ago and in my speech I talked about Jimmy.. I really want him to read it but I don’t know how to get it to him. :/
Here is the part I wrote about him:
I’ll explain why I love Jimmy Fallon so much because people often don’t understand and its a big deal for me. When I was in 7th grade and feeling really bad about everything in my life my brother showed me a video of Stephen Colbert singing the song Friday by Rebecca Black on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The next month I went to New York with my mom and sister and when toured NBC and when I went into Studio 6B, Rockefeller Center- the home of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon- my sister told me “Hey, this is where Stephen Colbert sang Friday!” So I became really interested, I thought that video was hilarious. The page working there told us all about the show, the studio, the Roots, and Jimmy. Well, when we got home I was still on spring break so I didn’t have to get up for school. Most of my friends were having sleep overs but I was of course still at home. At 12:37 I turned on Late Night just to see how different the studio looked like on TV. I was crying with laughter, I had never laughed so genuinely before. Since that night I have seen every single episode of Late Night, and now The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Throughout the years I have learned all about Jimmy. He is a kind hearted person and he loves making other people happy. A quote of his I try to remind myself every day is “Everyone looks so much better when they smile.” Jimmy has helped me through a lot of hard times. He helped me find my smile and my laugh again. He shows me how to treat people. Jimmy never has a bad thing to say about anyone. He gets excited about the simplest things, and acts like a 10 year old when he is 40. People always think I am messing around when I say I love Jimmy Fallon but I have never been more serious about anything in my life. He is the main reason for why I smile. Whenever I have a hard day and I’m crying in my room at night, the second the show starts and I see him running out of the curtains clapping and smiling everything else in the world comes to a halt. He said it himself, “At the end of the day, even if life sucks, you still have TV.” He inspires me to be a better person. He has helped me learn who I am.
I’m so proud to be a falpal. Even though I don’t get to watch the show all the time because we don’t have NBC in this country which really is a shame. But being a fan isn’t watching every episode! Anyway, jimmy is such a huge huge inspiration to me. His one quote, my favourite of all “everyone looks so much better when they smile” really makes me think when I’m feeling down. One thought of him can give me relief and make me feel better which is so so powerful and wonderful. I wish I could thank him in person! And the things he does for other people - cutting his lunch break short to be with fans, having a picture with a fan even when security opposed it. There must have been a thought running through his head - that fan waited to see him (and was lucky enough to) this could be his only chance in his life to get a picture with Jimmy and security stops it but he goes ahead and has the picture. The smallest things really show a lot about a person! The exact reason why I’m a fan now! I really want to thank Jimmy and fallontonight and all the falpals for being amazing people! Thank you all for putting a smile on my face during rough times and good times! Maybe one day I’ll get to go to New York and see a show but that’s just a dream I know, but life’s been good to me to a certain degree! 🌅🌛 xx