The Orlando nightclub shooting last June devastated the world when it took the lives of fifty people.

One of the survivors of the attack, Tony Marrero, appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show to tell his story about how he survived that horrific night.

Tony had gone to Pulse nightclub with his best friend, Luis Vielma, who tragically lost his life that night.

Tony was shot in the back four times during the attack.

He tells his amazing story here:


And just when you thought you’d stopped sobbing, Katy Perry appears to cry alongside Tony. Tony says that he listened to her song ‘Rise’ while in the hospital to inspire him, and is shocked and tearful when he is surprised to meet the popstar herself during the show.

Here’s their meeting: