Oprah Winfrey Brought To Tears After Seeing New Exhibit [VIDEO]

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Oprah Winfrey Brought To Tears After Seeing New Exhibit

Oprah Winfrey definitely has a lot to smile about. Last week, the 64-year-old TV icon and media mogul was brought to tears as she walked through the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s new exhibit dedicated to her amazing legacy for the first time. The video aired on CBS News.

Her best friend and her co-host of CBS This MorningGayle King accompanied her along with museum director Lonnie Bunch on a tour of her exhibit “Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture.” In the video you can hear Oprah asking Gayle,

How many people are alive who get exhibits?

There was a note from a fan in the guestbook that touched Oprah so much and tears began to fall. The note stated,

Oprah Winfrey is the reason I love myself so fiercely and know that my voice matters.

When Gayle and the museum director thanked Oprah for her tireless work and contributions over the years, she continued to get emotional and covered her face as she cried. As she hugged them both, she said,

Thank you for this. 

Oprah took to social media to share a clip of her seeing the exhibit with the caption,

Seeing everything under one roof brought tears to my eyes. Thanks Lonnie Bunch for giving @gayleking and I a sneak peek of “Watching Oprah.” It’s surreal. Exhibit is open tomorrow

Gayle also shared video on her Instagram page as they were getting ready to head to the exhibit with the caption,

How gorgeous is she @Oprah big nite heading to #watchingoprah exhibit.

How gorgeous is she @Oprah big nite heading to #watchingoprah exhibit

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Film director and producer Ava DuVernay took to Instagram to show her love and appreciation for the tv/media icon. She posted various photos from the event with the caption,

This is my friend. A true living legend. She created a space on American television that, for 25 years, changed what we talked about, shifted culture and politics, helped us explore how we felt inside the quiet of our hearts. She’s one of a kind. And her exhibit at @NMAAHC is too. More than 250 artifacts and videos from her singular legacy. And she’s not finished yet. Brava, @Oprah. Your life is a breathtaking one to witness. xo.

Oprah left a comment under Ava’s photo.

Thank you dear AVz .. what a joy to look across the room and see you in the space reserved for “Family”. You are that indeed!

Actress Reese Witherspoon also shared her love and kind words for the legend.

What a legend! So thrilled to see her honored in this way!

Oprah is definitely an inspiration to so many and is truly loved. “Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture” opened to the public on Friday, June 8th.

By: Kina Lenee Gladney

Authored by: Kellie Williams