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Hillary Clinton dropped by the Tonight Show on Wednesday night to promote her new books and to offer her thoughts on the current crises facing the nation, including the recent Las Vegas mass shooting and Hurricane Maria’s effect on Puerto Rico.
After an interview with host Jimmy Fallon, Clinton was surprised by the show’s female writers, who came onstage for a special version of the popular “Thank You Notes” segment, dedicated to the former secretary of state. Writers Caroline Eppright, Becky Krause, Albertina Rizzo, Jo Firestone, Jasmine Pierce, Taryn Englehart and Marina Cockenberg shared their thanks to Clinton during the segment.
Accompanied by the familiar, reflective piano theme that scores Fallon’s note-writing, the female scribes penned heartfelt messages to Clinton, who sat beside them, smiling.
“Thank you, Hillary Clinton, for being the first female candidate to run in a presidential election from a major American party,” one staffer wrote.
Clinton posed for selfies, gave out hugs and looked moved by the outpouring of sentiment from the show’s writers.
The biggest surprise came at the end, however, when Miley Cyrus, who was in the midst of a weeklong residency at The Tonight Show, came onstage to tearfully write a personal thank-you to Clinton.
I got my hug!!!! @hillaryclinton today was one I will never forget ….. you are endlessly inspiring , & I hope you know how loved / appreciated you truly are …. I will never stop speaking up against injustice , fighting for equality , and using my platform to spread peace & love! I’ve learned from the very best …. You. @fallontonight made my dreams come true! Don’t forget to tune in tonight ! #MileyWeek
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