Katy Perry Comforts Orlando Shooting Survior on Ellen

Katy Perry's song, Rise, has lifted many people out of dark places.  But it was a lifesaver for Tony Marrero.


Tony survived the shooting at Orlando's Pulse Nightclub, but at a great cost.  His best friend was killed and he spent months in the hospital recovering from multiple gunshot wounds on his back.


The one song that helped Tony recover, emotionally, was Katy Perry's Rise.  When appearing on Ellen on Friday, he recounted how the song inspired him to make progress every day. 

Little did he know that Katy Perry heard every word and was waiting to give him the biggest hug