The graduating class at Falls Church High School in Virginia was lucky enough to have Ben Affleck as their speaker at their commencement ceremony. His speech was a tribute to Joe Kindregan, a student with a degenerative disease that Ben had met and befriended on the set of Forces of Nature. Ben showed both his goofy and serious sides, making fun of movies like Gigli and bringing his audience - including Jennifer Garner - to tears, saying, "I'm here because what I learned about the distance between how you see someone and who they are, I didn't learn in Hollywood, I learned from a classmate of yours, my friend, Joe Kindregan." Ben definitely has his more abrasive side, but we love hearing about moments like these that show how sweet and down to earth he really is.

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