There’s No Better Christmas Eve Present Than This Poem That Lupita Nyong’o Wrote For Her Fans

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There s No Better Christmas Eve Present Than This Poem That Lupita Nyong o Wrote For Her Fans Lupita Nyongo Acceptance speech 2014 oscars gif

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! How are you spending your day? Flopping around on the couch? Maybe opening just one of the presents you found under the tree? I know that’s a tradition because I’ve watched Love, Actually, which, you know, makes me an expert on Christmas. Anywho, if you’re doing that, you might as well put that present right back down, because I have a better one for you right here. Or, rather, Lupita Nyong’o does. 

If you haven’t already noticed, the most beautiful, poised, and wonderful woman in all the land is pretty much an Instagram star, but her most recent post is a real treat for anyone who breathes for a living. She’s been giving us the gift of her speeches since the beginning of her rise to goddess, and, true to form, she doesn’t disappoint this holiday season. In fact, she’ll make you want to get up, hug your mom, hug your cat, hug your Christmas tree, hug your Menorah (even though Hanukkah officially ended last night), and then go out and win and Oscar, because if you can’t be Lupita, then damnit, NO ONE CAN. Except Lupita. She can keep being Lupita.

But I digress. The real point here is that Lupita took to Instagram to not only post a beautiful picture, but to reach out and thank her fans. It’s these kinds of acts that make Lupita so special. She never forgets where she came from, she never forgets who got her there, and she never forgets the people who have supported and loved her along the way. There are a lot of celebs out there who could do to take a page out of her book (cough Justin Bieber cough). You can see the post in full below, and if you’re feeling crafty, I feel like it would make a good Christmas ornament. Or, at the very least, a festive holiday coaster. You’re welcome for the crafting inspiration in advance.

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