The actress honored with the Inspiration Award, which was presented to her by Shonda.
Ellen gave an emotional speech in which she called out the names of those whose lives have been “senselessly taken due to an absence of love.”
“We will continue to fight, and we will continue to teach because these children need us as much as we need them. We will teach our children to fight hatred with kindness,” Ellen said (via Variety). “We will teach them the universal truth that love is the only thing that is truly worth fighting for.”