Thats exactly what happened to US talk show host Oprah Winfrey at the taping of one of her final shows in Chicago yesterday.
Winfrey, who will conclude her chart-topping daily chat show after 25 years later this month, apparently had no idea that such a starry crew awaited her at a packed Chicago arena.
shared her Oprah-admiration with 13,000 of the talk show hosts fans. 'It's no secret that millions of people are inspired by Oprah,' she said. 'I am one of those people... She fights for things she believes in, even if it makes her unpopular... I have learned so much from her.
Shes a self-made woman whos been at the top of her game for over 25 yearsand shes still kicking ass.
It wasnt just the girls. Stevie Wonder, Usher, Tom Cruise, Jerry Seinfeld, Tom Hanks, Will Smith and Michael Jordan also made their way to Chicago for the spectacular send-off.
, meanwhile, credited Winfrey with empowering women. 'Oprah Winfrey, because of you, women have graduated to a new level of understanding
of who we can be. We can run the world!'