Jamie Foxx, celebs at AMAs finally put politics aside and ACTUALLY honored first responders. See it here.

Jamie Foxx opened the American Music Awards on Sunday with a moving tribute to first responders.

“This year more than perhaps any other in recent history, we needed the power of music to help us escape the news of the day,” Foxx, who was standing next to his daughter, Corinne Foxx, said.

The actor and singer was joined on stage by sheriff’s officers, police and other first responders.

“We needed the power of music to help us heal,” he added. “From hurricanes, wildfires, hate, hatred-fueled violence, 2017 was a year that tested our faith. In these moments of crisis, heroes emerged. With us tonight are some of our first responders who ran towards the danger when it would have been so easy to run away.”

Image: Getty / Jeff Kravitz

The crowd greeted his speech with cheers for the first responders.

“Please, you can stand up. Thank you guys,” Foxx said. “As this year comes to a close, we look forward to 2018, with hope. For even as we mourn those who were lost, we know this: together, our strength will pull us through. Together, we shall overcome the pain.”

Image: Getty / Jeff Kravitz

“Together, we can unite as a people and as a nation. If you know what I’m talking about, make some noise right now,” he said.

Foxx was followed on stage by Kelly Clarkson and Pink singing R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts Sometimes.”

The 49-year-old actor made more news later in the night, but not with anything as touching as his tribute.

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Foxx was spotted dancing by cameras during Diana Ross’ performance of some of her greatest hits as she received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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