Tiffany Haddish did some reminiscing on social media about her days as a struggling comedian, and her post caught the attention of some very famous names.
On Thursday “The Oath” star posted a throwback photo of herself doing stand-up, and she said looking at the picture made her emotional.
“I look at this picture and want to cry tears of joy for this Girl,” she wrote. “I remember that night. She was homeless, hungry, scared, and hurt. I promised her if she kept faith in God and Herself, We will get to a place where we will be Housed, Over Fed, Less Hurt and Fear Free.”
“I am so Grateful that she Believed,” added Haddish. “I am so Happy we have come this far and excited about where we will Go. Tiffany Sara Cornilia Haddish I Love and Approve of you and most of all God does too. You are [perfect] enough for both of us right now and always.”
“You are one special lady,” he wrote. “Will forever be grateful we crossed paths. Love you Tiff and so so so so so proud of you.”
Haddish has often talked about being homeless and detailed the experience in her 2017 memoir “The Last Black Unicorn.” In it, she explained that her grandmother kicked her out of the house at 18, and she had to fend for herself.
That forced the comedian to stay with friends and eventually live out of her car, which Kevin Hart once noticed. To help, he gave her $300 to find a place to stay for a week, which they’ve both talked about many times.
Another person who commented underneath Haddish’s recent post was actress Tichina Arnold, who seemingly loved that Haddish never forgot her days of struggle.
“Powerful,” she wrote. “That’s right. Toot your own horn when nobody else will. Proud of you. Continue to remember where and what you came from and move forward through life with LOVE. The rest will follow. Great post.”
“You are an inspiration and I love you and your spirit,” she commented.
Haddish’s post comes almost three weeks since she shared another introspective message where she revealed that her past might still affect her.
“Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night so hurt,” she wrote. “I don’t know if it’s from my past from something right now or what is to come. All I do know is, I Thank God for letting me wake up and I cry away the hurt so I can clear space for what feels Good Love and success.”