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Everyone Should Hear What Jimmy Fallon Had To Say About Orlando

Keep loving each other, keep respecting each other, and keep on dancing.

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Jimmy Fallon used his opening monologue on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night to recap the shooting in Orlando. He spoke of the evil in this world and the tolerance that we, as a nation, need to do a better job at showing.

He starts by summarizing the attack and letting us know the specifics.

"As you certainly know by now, early Sunday morning there was another senseless shooting this time at a dance club in Orlando, Florida. A dance club. It left 49 people dead, which is the largest loss of life due to a terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11."

He addresses the feelings of the nation and emphasizes the importance of what comes next.

"I know everyone is angry right now and not really knowing how to react, but this is a time where people are looking to us as a country and how we will react."

He talks about the ideals this nation was built on.

"This country was built on the idea that we do not all agree on everything. That we are a tolerant, free nation that encourages debate, free thinking, believing or not in what you choose."

He then makes an impassioned and bold statement about parenting his children through such a hateful act.

"I as a new father am thinking ‘what do I tell my kids? What do I tell them about this? What can we learn from this? What if my kids are gay? What do I tell them?'"

He tells us that there's a lesson to be learned here.

"Maybe there’s a lesson from all this. A lesson in tolerance. We need to support each other’s differences and worry less about our own opinions.

Get back to debate and away from believing or supporting the idea that if someone doesn’t live the way we want them to live, you just buy a gun and kill them. Bomb them up. That is not okay."

He urges us to make a difference in the way we view one another.

"We need to get back to being brave enough to accept that we have different opinions and that’s okay because that’s what America is built on. The idea that we can stand up and speak our minds and live our lives and not be punished for that, or mocked on the internet, or killed by someone you don’t know."

He reminds us that this was one terrible act by one evil person.

"This was just one bad guy here. 49 good people and one bad guy. And there will always be more good than evil."

And most importantly - he reminds Orlando that we stand strong with them... That we stand strong together.

"When I think of Orlando, I think of nothing by fun and joy and families. If anyone can do it, you can.

Keep loving each other, keep respecting each other, and keep on dancing."

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