Sheryl Lee Ralph received flowers from Beyonce after her Emmy win

Sheryl Lee Ralph received flowers from Beyonce after her Emmy win

Abbott Elementary star Sheryl Lee Ralph received flowers from Beyoncé after winning the Emmy.  (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC via Getty Images)

Abbott Elementary Star Sheryl Lee Ralph received flowers from Beyoncé after winning the Emmy. (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC via Getty Images)

Sheryl Lee Ralph has a fan in Beyoncé.

The Abbott Elementary The star, 65, who won an Emmy last week for her role as kindergarten teacher Barbara Howard on the hit ABC comedy, was overjoyed to receive a stunning white flower arrangement from Beyoncé. The moment was captured in a video by Ralph’s son, Etienne Maurice, and set to the theme song from Dream girlsfor which Ralph won a Tony Award in 1981.

“To the original Dreamgirl, I send you beautiful congratulations,” wrote Beyoncé, who took over Ralph’s role as Deena Jones in the 2006 film version Dream girls. “All my love, Beyoncé.”

In the video, Ralph is seen opening the card in her dining room as her family watches. Visibly shocked, she puts her hands to her head in surprise.

“Wonderful,” she says to the camera, her voice scratchy. “I don’t have a voice, but it’s great.”

In a touching caption, Ralph shared how much that moment meant to him.

“Everyone has their own special dream and all your dreams can come true. Just look in the mirror and love what’s in front of you,” the TV star captioned the video. “Thank you @beyonce don’t forget to dream girls!”

In the comments, Quinta Brunson, who stars in and created the beloved sitcom about a group of Philadelphia elementary school teachers, commented with a teary-eyed emoji. Several other Hollywood stars congratulated her on her Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series win, from Lena Waithe and Sharon Stone to Billy Porter and Naomi Campbell. Ralph’s son Etienne also commented, talking about Beyoncé’s hit song writing “Giving ‘Break My Soul’ a whole new meaning.”

On his own page, his son Ralph reposted the video, sharing a sweet message of support for his mother. He also shared that his mom received flowers from rapper Kid Cudi.

“Never in my wildest dreams did I think one of my favorite artists of all time would send my mom flowers. I know this is for my mom but @kidcudi my mom wouldn’t know who you were if it was me I don’t put your music on my way to school every morning or buy tickets to see you for my high school graduation,” he captioned the video. “I’ve been a fan since DAY 1 bro. Thank you for showing love to moms. You are my dear.”

Ralph brought the house down at last week’s Emmy Awards when he took the stage to accept her statue. As he reached the microphone, Ralph began to sing “Endangered Species” by Dianne Reeves. It’s been 35 years since a black woman won in the category, Yahoo Entertainment previously reported.

“To anyone who has ever, ever had a dream and believed that your dream was not, would not, could not come true. I’m here to tell you that’s what believing is. This is what effort looks like. And don’t ever, ever give up,” he declared on stage to a standing ovation from the crowd.

On Wednesday of last week, Ralph shared that she wasn’t happy with Jimmy Kimmel lying on the stage near the podium while her friend and co-star Brunson gave her acceptance speech for outstanding writing in a sitcom. Branson is the second black woman ever to win in this category.

“I was absolutely confused,” Ralph said during a mock panel of the Television Critics Association summer press tour, according to reports. “I didn’t know what was going on. I was like, ‘I wish this man would get off the ground.’ And then I realized it was Jimmy Kimmel, and I was like, ‘Oh, the disrespect, Jimmy!’ But that’s just me.”

Ralph went on to say that he told Kimmel that she didn’t like the stunt on his face.

“And I told him! To his face!” he said. “And he understood.”

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