This is powerful.
Katy Perry was in tears on Thursday's Ellen DeGeneres Show when she surprised Tony Marrero, an Orlando shooting survivor who credits the 31-year-old's song "Rise," with getting him through his hardest days in recovery.
"The lyrics to that song are so powerful," Marrero told host Ellen DeGeneres. "I play it and play it because it is so beautiful."
Marrero suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the back during the tragic mass shooting terror attack inside a gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, but miraculously, none of the bullets touched any major organs or his spinal cord.
The survivor could not contain his tears when DeGeneres introduced him to the pop singer.
"I just wanna say thank you for everything you did," Marrero said. "Your lyrics to that song helped me from the day that I was in the hospital, all the way to now."
"I'm happy I could be there in my own little way to help you," Perry responded, before revealing that she would be helping Marrero in his artistic pursuits.
"I've heard that you're creative just like me," she explained. "I personally want to pay for your first year at film school."
Watch the emotional moment below.
In addition to Perry's gift, DeGeneres donated $25,000 to the Pulse Victims GoFundMe page.
Watch the video below for more love and support for the Orlando shooting victims.