Sometimes when you want to inspire the youth, you’ve gotta bring out the big guns. In the case of this year’s We Day held at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California yesterday, two of those big guns were Selena Gomez and Orlando Bloom.
Orlando and Selena joined loads of other celebs like Seth Rogen and Martin Sheen for yesterday’s event, which aimed to empower “a generation of young global citizens through an inspirational event and a year-long educational initiative.”
I’d say that sounds pretty inspirational.
Selena was so moved by the crowd during her speech that she even shed a few tears on stage. Clearly this event meant a lot to her. She then shared this photo from the day on Instagram with the caption, “#Weday -unbelievable time. So inspired and hopefully encouraged many!!”
Personally, I was really moved by Orlando’s speech. He talked about his live-altering accident in 1998, when he fell three-stories off a building and broke his back. You can watch his speech below, and don’t forget to launch the gallery for more photos from last night’s event. And for more information on We Day, check out their website.