It's safe to say that Lizzo is the definition of a strong, independent woman.
She is also a deeply caring person and her most recent act of kindness for a group of ER staff certainly demonstrates this.
Keep scrolling to learn more...
Melissa Viviane Jefferson graced our world in Detroit in 1988.
via: GettyBut we know her best as Lizzo. She's been making music for a long time (her debut album came out in 2013) but she's only hit the mainstream fairly recently.
Her third studio album, Cuz I Love You, is a total masterpiece.But it's not just the brilliant music that she makes that has garnered Lizzo such a legion of fans. There's so much more to the star.
For one thing, she's totally unique.Which other plus-size, dance-trained, hip-hop artist plays the flute in almost all of her songs? Truly, Lizzo is one of a kind.
But what's even more important than her talent?
via: GettyIt's gotta be Lizzo's incredible message. Her lyrics are all designed to inspire self-love and confidence - particularly in young women. In a world of problematic messages, she's a real force for good.
In June, Lizzo stormed the stage at the BET Awards.
via: GettyShe performed her hit single "Truth Hurts," wearing a leotard-wedding-dress - and blew the collective minds of the entire audience.
She started the performance atop a giant wedding cake.Lizzo then proceeded to remove her veil and gown, dance like no one was watching, and even include an impressively intricate flute solo. We have to stan.
And eagle-eyed fans noticed one thing.
That’s it... that’s the tweet 🤷🏾♀️ https://t.co/ZgbPMcXwJw— Feelin Good As Hell (@Feelin Good As Hell)1561353358.0
And that hasn't been the end of Lizzo's stage domination.
Things Lizzo did: THAT #MTVVMAs https://t.co/ayALRtJRrC— British GLAMOUR (@British GLAMOUR)1566883461.0
Lizzo performed a medley of her greatest hits.And, to finish, also managed to preach a message of self-love to the eagerly awaiting audience.
And yet again, Lizzo was making even more famous fans.
p.s. Queen Latifah cheering with her whole body for @lizzo through that #VMAs2019 performance is such a MOOD! https://t.co/sAyPyk95H5— Bridget Liszewski (@Bridget Liszewski)1566906745.0
Everyone loves her!
via: Getty ImagesLizzo also took to the stage at the Philadelphia Music Festival in September a typically amazing array of stagewear. Her set included all of her hit songs, including "Juice" and "Good as Hell," plus signature exceptional dance moves.
And late last year, Lizzo was cemented as a tue icon.
via: GettyThe star was named as TIME's Entertainer of the Year.
Her win was so important...
.@lizzo is TIME's 2019 Entertainer of the Year #TIMEPOY https://t.co/ILo2CDwuQZ https://t.co/5tnfRTXpiJ— TIME (@TIME)1576069201.0
It's a truly impressive achievement.
Lizzo opened up to the magazine about being an advocate for body positivity:
People can't get enough of the songstress.
y’all picked the wrong week to be annoyed with lizzo. she has her foot on y’all necks now. literally it’s not even… https://t.co/BaFKXBikOS— josh edwards (@josh edwards)1576069851.0
But it seems life isn't all positivity for Lizzo.The singer has been subjected to online trolling in the past and, of course, it has most certainly taken its toll.
She undoubtedly struggled with his surge of hate...
via: GettyBut with Lizzo being the Queen that she is, she has bounced back stronger than ever and she is instead showing kindness to others as a way to block out the hate.
A prime example of this was when she was touring in Australia earlier this year...
via: GettyAnd it seems as though she's been badly affected by the current bushfire crisis - and is eager to lend a hand.
She asked the audience what she could best do to help.
Lizzo also set up donation buckets for audience members at her concerts.
She did all of this completely free of charge.
via: GettyWhich goes to show how truly kind this woman is.
This made such a difference to the lives of these Australian workers...
Depressing footage of Lizzo curled up in her hotel room crying over all the fatphobic headlines and commentary on h… https://t.co/FDgMmXOfzc— Ashlee Marie Preston (@Ashlee Marie Preston)1578605111.0
We are all more than aware that we are living through a pandemic crisis at the moment.
via: GettyThe coronavirus crisis has swept across the planet, leaving hundreds of thousands affected and in desperate need of medical care.
Health services all around the world have been stretched to their limits...
via: GettyAnd health care workers need support more than ever.
Even the little things such as getting a break between endless shifts can make such a difference...
via: GettyAnd thankfully for the ER staff working for a number of hospitals across the country, Lizzo is on hand.
Lizzo decided to provide lunch for these hard workers yesterday.
We 💜💛 @lizzo! Thanks for treating our hardworking @UWMedicine ER staff to lunch today! https://t.co/4cor7Oayet— University of Washington (@University of Washington)1585601816.0
Having a lunch break can make a world of difference to overworked staff...
via: Getty"She sent several hospitals food that were hit really hard for staff working around the clock," her publicist told the Times via email. "She is planning to send food to more hospitals as well."
Staff are extremely grateful for Lizzo's kind gesture...
Thank you @Lizzo for sending lunches to the UW Medical Center - Montlake Emergency Department today! 💜💛 Your suppo… https://t.co/OU00a4eeIm— UW Medicine (@UW Medicine)1585606812.0
She has given people hope during these uncertain times...
@UWMedicine @lizzo So awesome! People like her and give hope, tomorrow is going to be a better day!— John Dauz (@John Dauz)1585629551.0
We love you, Lizzo!
via: GettyMake sure to keep scrolling to read about the time Lizzo quit Twitter after being horrifically bullied online...