Ellen Surprises Pulse Shooting Survivor Tony Marrero With the Gift of Katy Perry

Ellen DeGeneres put together an emotional package on her show this morning featuring Tony Marrero, who survived the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, when a gunman opened fire in the Orlando gay nightclub Pulse, killing 49 people. Marrero was shot four times in the back, and lost his friend Luis Vielma who went out with him that night.

And because this wouldn’t be a daytime show without some improbable wish-granting, Ellen surprised Marrero with the gift of Katy Perry. Marrero says that her song “Rise” helped him through his recovery (and annoyed his boyfriend a lot!). So here’s Katy Perry! And yes, everybody’s crying! It’s fine!

Pulse Survivor Gets Surprise From Katy Perry