On The View on Thursday, Whoopi Goldberg was honored by the grandchildren of Elizabeth Taylor for her three decades of AIDS activism.
In commemorating World AIDS Day, Goldberg recounted how she initially became involved with the fight against AIDS. She recalled how Elizabeth Taylor approached her many years ago and asked if she would join her battle against the epidemic. Goldberg didn’t hesitate and she’s been fighting ever since.
To honor Goldberg’s work, four of Elizabeth Taylor’s grandchildren along with the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation put together a video featuring Collin Farrell, Lionel Richie, and Elton John, praising Golberg’s tireless efforts.
Those grandchildren then surprised the funny lady by showing up and presenting her with the Elizabeth Taylor Legacy Award.
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Went on @theviewabc this morning to recognize #worldaidsday and honor @whoopigoldberg for the amazing work she has done with the @elizabethtayloraidsfoundation — and to announce a partnership with @pepfar for a joint $4million commitment to our international work in Malawi!
Taylor’s grandson Quinn Tivey also shared that the U.S. Government has committed $4 million to help the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation’s efforts in Malawi.
The video of Goldberg getting surprised will punch you in the feels, so have some kleenex handy.