Last night (Jan. 29), TNT and TBS aired The Screen Actors Guild Awards—a show dedicated to recognizing film and television.
Netflix's massively popular original series Stranger Things took home the accolade for “Outstanding Performance in an Ensemble in a Drama Series,” and actor David Harbour, who plays Chief Jim Hopper, delivered an empowering speech.
Harbour starts by saying: “Great acting can change the world.”
He goes on to say: “When they feel broken and afraid and tired, they are not alone. We are united in that we are all human beings and we are all together on this horrible, painful, joyous, exiting and mysterious ride that is being alive.”
Picking up with the plot of Stranger Things, Harbour says: “We 1908s mid-westerners will repel bullies, we will shelter freaks and outcasts—those who have no home—we will get past the lies, we will hunt monsters.
“And when we are lost amidst the hypocrisy and the casual violence of certain individuals and institutions, we will, as per Chief Jim Hopper, we will punch some people in the face.”
Watch the speech below.