Hillary Clinton Makes Surprise Appearance to Honor Katy Perry

Hil, what a thrill! Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance at the 12th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball on Tuesday, November 29, to honor Katy Perry.

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Pamela Fiori, Hillary Clinton, Katy Perry and Caryl Stern (from left) speak during the 12th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on Nov. 29, 2016, in New York City. Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Clinton, 69, presented the "Roar" singer, 32, with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award for her charitable work. The former secretary of state — who lost the presidential election to Republican rival Donald Trump on November 8 — received a huge round of applause when she made her way on stage.

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Caryl Stern, Pamela Fiori and Hillary Clinton (from left) present the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award to Katy Perry during the 12th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on Nov. 29, 2016, in New York City. Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Perry, for her part, appeared emotional as she took photos with Clinton. The pop star heavily campaigned for the politician and performed at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July.

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Hillary Clinton speaks during the 12th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on Nov. 29, 2016, in New York City. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

This time, it was Clinton's chance to support Perry. "I have seen Katy's commitment to the causes she believes in firsthand," Clinton said. "I've gotten to spend time with her and I know how deeply she cares about making our world a better place. She is serious about understanding the complex problems we face and pulling people together to solve them. We need champions like Katy now more than ever: her passion, her energy and, yes, her voice, louder than a lion."

Perry, who has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2013, joked that she needed a tissue after Clinton's speech. "I've always had a voice — a singing voice — but I've never had a voice like I've had before. Hillary has lit that voice inside of me, and that light will never go out, it will continue to get brighter and brighter and brighter," Perry said. "Thank you, Hillary. You motivate me and so many millions of people. We appreciate you for your incredible work and your heart."

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