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Watch Ellen DeGeneres Share Some Important Reminders of What We All Have in Common

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In a pre-taped Ellen monologue shared by Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday, the comedian and talk show host offered some advice on how Americans can find common ground in the midst of the country’s polarizing divisions.

“I believe that we can all come together because if you take away the labels, we’re all far more alike than we are different,” she began on a more serious, conciliatory note, and then launched into a short but important list of things we all share, no matter our politics.

“We all have that feeling of stepping out of the shower and realizing you left the towel completely across the bathroom,” she offered. “Doesn’t matter if you’re liberal or conservative, we’ve all passed out watching Netflix, woke up not knowing what episode we’re on, what season we’re on, what couch we’re on.”

She concluded: “We have so much in common, our differences actually make us stronger. We need to have kindness and respect for one another.” There is one group of people, though, that she’d be willing to kick out of the country, and that’s a specific group of inconsiderate grocery shoppers.

Watch the full clip full of comforting clips of unlikely pairings of animals getting along above.

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