It would take much for high-profile personalities such as renowned TV host Ellen DeGeneres to be brought to tears. A 7-year-old did just that with a heartfelt speech when he appeared on the latter’s show.

However, this is no ordinary 7-year-old. Callan Perks is a young Canadian hockey fan from Lakefield, Ontario who has a chat with DeGeneres.

For those who may not know, Callan drew attention for giving a pregame speech to the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League. That video of the child went viral, injecting some life into the woes of the hockey team.

Also known as “Coach Cal,” Callan is known for his phrase “Get The W.”

When he appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show, he spoke about his love for motivating others. However, it was when he delivered a speech to DeGeneres herself that brought the TV host to tears.

In that segment, Callan told DeGeneres how she was a legend and has been doing an excellent job for the past 19 years.

“When it’s time to say goodbye and turn out the lights, just remember that you Ellen will always ‘Get The W’ because you have given whatever it takes to be you,” part of Perks’ speech stated.

Probably surprised at how someone so young could come up with something so sweet and inspiring, a teary-eyed DeGeneres called him very special for his ability to come up with such speeches.

“I have to give you a hug! I have to say, I know a lot of fancy people and what you just said to me means more to me than what I can possibly convey to you. You are just a special little being with such a big heart and I thank you for that. That was the sweetest thing,” DeGeneres said.

Perks admits loving to deliver speeches, something that would make anyone’s day. But for someone as young as him to do that is pretty extraordinary.

“You just have to stay positive and know that your speech will be the best,” Callan said. “Just do all that good stuff and it will happen.”

Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres at the People's Choice Awards in 2015. Getty

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