Sheryl Lee Ralph received flowers from Beyonce after Emmy win

the Abbott Elementary star, 65, who won an Emmy last week for her role asno-nonsense kindergarten teacher Barbara Howard on the hit ABC comedy, wasoverjoyed to receive a stunning white floral arrangement from Beyoncé. Themoment was captured in a video by Ralph’s son, Etienne Maurice, and set to thetheme song from dream girls for which Ralph won a Tony Award in 1981.

“To the original Dreamgirl, sending you a beautiful congratulations,”wroteBeyoncé, who took over Ralph’s role as Deena Jones in the 2006 film version of_dream girls_. “All my love, Beyonce.”

In the video, Ralph can be seen opening the card in her dining room as herfamily watches. Visibly shocked, she places her hands on her head inamazement.

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

In a touching caption, Ralph shared how much the moment meant to her.

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

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

On his own page, Ralph’s son reposted the video, sharing a sweet message insupport of his mother. He also shared that his mom received flowers fromrapper Kid Cudi.

“Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think one of my favorite artists of alltime would be sending flowers to my mom. I know this is about my Mom, but@kidcudi, my mother wouldn’t know who you were if I wasn ‘t blasting yourmusic on my way to school ever morning or her buying tickets to see you for myhigh school graduation,” he captioned the video. “I am your fan from DAY 1 brobro. Thank you for showing love to moms. You are loved my g.”

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Ralph brought down the house at last week’s Emmy Awards when she took thestage to receive her statue. As she reached the microphone, Ralph began tosing Dianne Reeves’s “Endangered Species.” It has been 35 years since a Blackwoman won in the category, Yahoo Entertainment previously reported.

“To anyone who has ever, ever had a dream and thought your dream wasn’t,wouldn’t, couldn’t come true. I am here to tell you that this is whatbelieving looks like. This is what strving looks like. And don’t you ever,ever give up on you,” she declared on stage, as she received a standingovation from the crowd.

On Wednesday of last week, Ralph shared that she was not pleased with JimmyKimmel for lying on the stage near the podium while her friend and co-starBrunson delivered her acceptance speech for Outstanding Writing in a ComedySeries. Brunson is the second Black woman to ever win in that category.

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

Ralph went on to share that she told Kimmel she didn’t like the stunt to hisface.

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