World-famous talk show host Oprah Winfrey made a stop in Montreal last night as part of her Your Path Made Clear (Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose) Tour. She spoke to a crowd of nearly 7,000 people, sharing stories about her life and presenting inspiring messages.
This morning, she was still in Montreal, surprising students and teachers at the Collège Beaubois in the West Island neighbourhood of Pierrefonds.
According to the CBC, Oprah visited the school after seeing a video by English teacher Valerie Kamel. Kamel considers herself an Oprah superfan and peppers Oprah's life lessons into her curriculum.
Valerie Kamel and her students posted a video to Instagram (seen below) with #Oprahtunity ahead of the talk show host's Montreal visit. In it, students praise their teacher for being an inspiration to them.
A teacher for the past 20 years, Kamel has been sharing Oprah's life lessons with her students ever since she saw the talk show for the first time.
Thanks to the power of social media, Oprah saw the video and personally invited Kamel to last night's talk, even giving her a shout-out. Little did Oprah superfan Kamel know that she'd get the opportunity of a lifetime this morning.
Oprah made a grand entrance and even shouted "Bonjour!" to the crowd of kids eagerly awaiting her arrival. She sat with Kamel and the students in a packed gymnasium and took questions from all in attendance.
Kamel, who has a life-sized cutout of Oprah in her classroom spent time with the real deal, and according to the CBC, she said she was grateful for every moment she spent with her idol.
Oprah's visit is definitely something Valerie Kamel and the students of Collège Beaubois will never forget!
To read more about Oprah's visit to Montreal, please read this article from CBC News.
To see more photos, check out Collège Beaubois's official Facebook page!