Jimmy Fallon's moving message to Parkland graduates is a must-watch.

'You’re not the future. You’re the present.'

Jimmy Fallon addressed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's class of 2018, delivering a speech we should all hear.

The "Tonight Show" host made a surprise appearance at the Parkland, Florida, school's 2018 graduation ceremony, taking the stage to a round of enthusiastic applause. The usually apolitical talk-show host used a February monologue to express support and urge attendance at the March for Our Lives event organized by the school's students in response to a mass shooting that left 17 of their classmates and teachers dead. During his June 3 commencement address, he used humor to let the school and its students know how much he's inspired by their response to tragedy.

"Most commencement speakers get up and talk in future tense: 'You will succeed. You will make us proud. You will change the world,'" Fallon said. "But I’m not going to say that because you’re not the future. You’re the present."

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In "The Tonight Show's" first full episode since the Parkland high school shooting, Jimmy Fallon praised the student survivors and explained how he plans to help:

After expressing sympathies for the students and teachers who lost their lives when a 19-year-old gunman tore through the school on Feb. 14, Fallon explained why he's been so in awe of the student survivors.

"I think what the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are doing is unbelievable," he began his monologue.  

Fallon continued (emphasis added):

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Jimmy Fallon's mother Gloria passed away on Nov. 4, at age 68, in New York City. "The Tonight Show" host returned for the first time after her death to NBC Studio 6-B at Rockefeller Plaza to get back to work making us laugh — but only after giving his mom a proper, heartfelt goodbye first:

In a tearful tribute, the talk show host explained how he said goodbye to his mom. "She was the one I was always trying to make laugh, and she was such a fan of the show and everything I did," Fallon said.

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