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Leave it to Miley to rock the VMA boat one way or another.

This time it wasn't with a wrecking ball, but with a homeless man. When she won the award for best video of the year, she sent a young man who was all dressed up and could have been an up-and-coming rocker to the microphone. But he was Jesse, her "date" for the night.

The #myfriendsplace is My Friend's Place, a homeless shelter in Los Angeles.

She sent him to the microphone so that he could make a moving and impassioned plea for homeless youth everywhere.

"Thank you all — my name is Jesse, and I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million homeless youth," he said, reading from a piece of paper as Miley sat near the stage, fighting back tears. "I've survived in shelters all over. … Though I may have been invisible to you in the streets, I have the same dreams as many of you."

Twitter erupted with praise for Miley.

All jokes aside though, huge shoutout to miley cyrus for using her award acceptance speech time to bring awareness to homeless youth.— Zaid Ali (@Za1d) August 25, 2014

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