Watch: Ben Affleck’s Inspiring Acceptance Speech For Favorite Humanitarian


Apparently, the People’s Choice Awards were on last night. I was watching the premiere of American Idol, so I didn’t get to watch it. But if I am being completely honest, I wouldn’t have watched it anyway. There is only so much artificial bullsh-t I can take, and with the Golden Globes and The Oscars coming up, I am trying to limit my sh-t intake.

However, it does appear there was one special moment last night. Ben Affleck was honored with the Favorite Humanitarian Award. His good friend Amy Adams introduced him, providing us with a number of reasons to love our new Batman. “He puts his heart and soul into everything he does.” She told the crowd. We then saw clips of all the great work Affleck is doing with the Eastern Congo Initiative, which is an organization he founded in 2010.

The excerpt you see down below was taken from the about section of the ECI website:

“Founded by Ben Affleck, Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) is an advocacy and grant-making initiative wholly focused on working with and for the people of eastern Congo. We envision an eastern Congo vibrant with abundant opportunities for economic and social development, where a robust civil society can flourish. ECI believes that local, community-based approaches are essential to creating a sustainable and successful society in eastern Congo.

We believe public and private partnerships, combined with advocacy that drives increased attention and public policy change, will create new opportunities for the people of eastern Congo.”

This is something Ben Affleck has been passionate about for years now, and it certainly showed during his acceptance speech. He clearly didn’t feel comfortable accepting the award, but his speech may inspire you to help out those in need. And we don’t just mean supporting his cause.

Start off with the little things. Hold the door open for someone. If you see an old lady/man struggling to put groceries inside their car, go over there and help them out. Don’t be afraid to help.

Check out his speech down below. He doesn’t start talking until the 3:30 mark, but I suggest you watch the whole thing.