The minute Sheryl took the stage, she immediately started singing Dianne Reeves's song "Endangered Species," and earned herself a much-deserved standing ovation from the entire audience.
Like, the whole audience was on their feet and so happy for her. It made the whole moment even more special.
She then went on to give a passionate speech about never giving up on her dreams while she thanked Abbott Elementary creator and star Quinta Brunson for believing in her, her family, her friends, and more.
You can watch the full moment below:
While promoting Abbott Elementary, Quinta Brunson saidSheryl Lee Ralph was one of the first people she wanted to cast in the show, and her goal was to get Sheryl a much-deserved Emmy Award.
Well, everything paid off, and everyone is so happy we got to witness this iconic moment.
Congrats, Sheryl! You deserve all of this and more!