Global sensation Priyanka Chopra took to Instagram post to get philosophical and remind fans that ‘life is a gift’.
The Baywatch actress shared a close-up of her pre-Grammy look alongside a heartwarming and eye-opening caption encouraging people to share kindness and stay positive. The Whatta Man Gotta Do video star, in the caption, talks about beginning of the year being really ‘crazy’, which sounds like she’s referring to the death of her hero NBA star Kobe Bryant. Chopra goes on to explain why one should just focus on spreading love.
The 37-year-old actress expressed her feelings in a heartfelt caption that read, “I seem to be thinking what a crazy beginning of the year it’s been, and we are only in January. Love the ones you love. Live the life you want to live…with all the troubles in this world at the moment, be kind to yourself and everyone around you. I’m so grateful for the kindness I have received, and even when I have not…I some how have. Be kind to the ones around you. It matters. Life is a gift.”
This came a little after her heartbreaking tribute to basketball star Kobe Bryant that read, “Kobe Bryant was my first real introduction to the NBA. I was 13 living in Queens NYC, the same age as his sweet little girl, Gianna. He ignited my love for the sport, competition, and striving for excellence. He inspired an entire generation. His legacy is so much bigger than basketball. This heartbreaking accident also took the life of his young daughter, Gianna. I’m shook and so saddened. My heart goes out to Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri Bryant. You are in my thoughts. Also sending my condolences to the loved ones of the other families and pilot in the accident. Being at tonight’s Grammys ceremony in his home at the Staples Center is going to be surreal. #RIP #KobeBryant #ripmamba”
To many celebrities and fans, the sudden death of the basketball star came as a wake-up call to cherish their loved ones, one of the celebrities being The Ellen Show host Ellen DeGeneres who also recently had a similar heart-to-heart talk with the audience on the opening night of her show after the tragic news broke out. “Yesterday was a celebratory day and we got tragic news about Kobe Bryant and everything changed in a second. That’s what I want to talk about. Life is short and it’s fragile. And we don’t know how many birthdays we have. We don’t have to have a birthday to celebrate, just celebrate life. And If you haven’t told someone you love them, do it now. Tell people you love them. Call your friends. Text your friends. Hug them. Kiss them. Be nice to people,” Ellen said encouraging people to cherish their loved ones and be kind to one another.