John Stamos‘ acceptance speech was full of gratitude Sunday night at the TV Land Icon Awards.
After receiving the Timeless Icon Award, the Full House star couldn’t help but thank his parents who would have loved having their son attend such a special ceremony.
“I wanna thank my parents. Boy, they would’ve loved this, Loretta and Bill… They were really good people,” he explained before getting emotional. “They taught me to be kind and to be generous and to be loving to everyone that you meet on this journey.”
He continued, “And appreciate every single moment you have on this planet because it’s so damn precious. I’m gonna treasure this moment, thank you.”
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Many stars in the audience including John’s two sisters proceeded to give the actor a standing ovation before he surprised the crowd by appearing with the Beach Boys.
Taking a seat behind the drums, the musician began to rock out to “Barbara Ann” to the delight of the audience.
While the music was great and fans are delighted to have the actor on the small screen again thanks to his role in Fuller House, John is grateful for all those who have stayed by his side even through the hard times.
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“You know, when you’re on a roll in Hollywood, everybody wants to be your friend and then you go through some rough patches and they all disappear except for the people that really love you for you,” John shared in his acceptance speech. “And those people are what get me going every single day and the reason I’m up here today.”
Congratulations John on your award and take a look at the complete list of winners below.
Comedy Duo Icon Award: Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele
Trailblazer Icon Award: Debbie Allen
IHOP Fan Favorite Character Icon Award: Jim Parsons
Instant Icon Award: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Impact Icon Award: Norman Lear
TV Land Icon Awards 2016 red carpet arrivals