Chrissy Teigen's Families Belong Together Speech Is Everything And More
But you might want to have some tissues on hand.
Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend are no strangers to sharing their politically active views on a range of issues -- especially on social media -- but their latest efforts are nothing short of amazing.
The couple recently joined the masses at the Families Belong Together march -- a day of action to support keeping immigrant families together -- in Los Angeles on Saturday. They even took their children, including newborn son Miles, along to witness the democracy in action.
But they weren't they just to spectate. No siree. Both Chrissy and John took to the stage to participate.
Speaking from the heart, Chrissy -- who is an immigrant's daughter herself -- delivered a powerful speech about what it means to be an American and growing up in another country as an immigrant.
Clutching baby Miles, the model and Lip Sync Battle co-host didn't hold back as she spoke about what makes the country she calls home great and how recent issues are compromising that. She also couldn't resist from peppering a few references to the current US president.
"I'm incredibly proud to be a daughter of an immigrant," Teigan said. "My mother grew up in a very small village in Thailand . . . we love that the American story is filled with people who come from all over the world to have a better life here."
She also added that what makes the American story so wonderful is how at its best it represents a country that's big, beautiful, and diverse -- and that it's not small, petty, or exclusive.
"Making America great doesn't mean building walls to keep people out. it means continuing to embrace the dreams of immigrants who add to our culture, our economy, and our humanity," she said.
"Can you imagine this city without immigrants? Immigrants don't come here to take away from America, they come here to add to America."
After delivering the speech, Teigen invited hubby John onto the stage, who then wowed spectators by singing a number of songs, including Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, as well as a new song, Preach, which the artist said was especially suitable for the day's proceedings.
"Can’t see the use in me crying if I’m not even trying to make the change I want to see," he sang.
In addition to the L.A march, Families Belong Together marches took place all across the nation and in other parts of the world. The movement came in response to the Donald Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.
While the march is just one step to making a change, we think Chrissy's final quote in her speech really sums up how people feel.
"We are here and we are not going away because we believe America can and should do better. And John and I going to keep showing up and speaking out and making sure your voices are heard," she said. #FamiliesTogether
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