Drew Barrymore comforts crying fan in emotional clip
Drew Barrymore proves once again that she is one of the healthiest people in Hollywood.
And now netizens have once again praised Drew after witnessing another heartwarming moment on his show – this time not with a celebrity guest, but with a fan in the audience.
“Are you okay? Did something happen? Whose ass should I kick?” Drew said as she hurried over to the fan who later told her her name was Olivia.
Olivia’s friend then explained that she was overcome with emotion because she is a huge fan of Drew, prompting the talk show host to reply: “Oh, thank God, it’s not bad!”
“They could see me coming up here and I said, ‘Tell me where they are!’ I’ll take them down! Who made me cry? Drew joked.
Then, after Olivia was handed a microphone by a crew member, she revealed that Drew was her “childhood idol.”
“You’re just my childhood idol,” Olivia said. “I don’t want to be that person, love, cry.” Drew responded, “Screw it!” Be that person!”
Drew then gave Olivia a huge hug before taking a step further and sitting on her lap comforting her. “I have the urge to do this,” she said as she sat down and hugged him.
“It’s an honor to meet you,” Drew said before joking, “I’m sorry, I’m out of breath.”
And Drew made sure to let Olivia know it’s okay to cry, saying: “It’s so funny that you’re like, ‘I don’t want to cry here.’ I cry here all the time.”
As the clip hit Instagram and TikTok, several fans shared their thoughts on the heartwarming exchange.
“Drew’s bear switch was on for a minute. Go Drew!” read a popular comment with another 85,000 likes. “Drew’s empathy is unmatched,” another said with more than 30,000 people.
“Drew has been making us feel safe for a long time…safe to be vulnerable, to experience things, our bodies, our femininity, our flaws,” one person wrote, while another added that “his warmth is so genuine.”
Several users called Drew an “international treasure” and a “hero” as they discussed how emotional the footage made them.
“Why did this make me cry?” one person wrote. “Don’t mind me sobbing at work,” someone else echoed.
“This makes me love Drew more and more and it actually made me cry,” another person added. “No, but why am I crying 😭 she has such a beautiful soul!” said another fan.
Overall, fans praised Drew for making Olivia so special to meet him.
“When you meet your heroes and they exceed your expectations and shower you with love. Drew, you made Olivia’s day. You are pure love!” reading a comment.
“Drew is an incredible human being,” said another.