Katy Perry‘s “Rise” has proven to be an inspirational anthem across the world.
One who found hope in the song is Tony Marrero, a survivor of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando.
Marrero was on Ellen to talk about his experience and how Katy helped during his recovery period.
But there was a surprise in store: Ms. Perry was backstage, ready to meet Tony!
The two have an incredible moment on-stage, and the bond prompts Katy to offer to pay for his first year of film school. The generosity stuns Marrero.
Watch the inspiring clip below: