August 24, 2014 11:03 PM EDT

 

After she won Video of the Year for “Wrecking Ball” at the 2014 VMAs, Miley Cyrus opted not to walk onto the stage to accept her trophy — but rather, she sent someone in her place: Cyrus had a homeless youth accept the award for her.

While Jimmy Fallon held the microphone, the young man named Jesse explained how those watching could donate to My Friend’s Place, a homeless center for young people in Hollywood, while Cyrus wept watching in the audience.

Miley explained further on her Facebook page:

 

Write to Eliana Dockterman at eliana.dockterman@time.com.

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