Miley Cyrus helps the homeless youth in America

Miley Cyrus helps the homeless youth in America

The pop singer shocks the music world…again

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On Sunday, Miley Cyrus got Hollywood's attention during Sunday's MTV VMAs, when a homeless youth accepted the award for Video of the Year on the singer's behalf

Shocking the star-studded audience at this year's VMAs was not due to an outlandish performance by Miley Cyrus but by an act of kindness, as the musician gave her acceptance speech spotlight to Jesse Helt – a young homeless man currently residing in Los Angeles, California – who Cyrus brought as her date to the awards show.

Helt shared his touching story with the audience saying, "I have survived in shelters all over this city. I've cleaned your hotel rooms. I've been an extra in your movies. I've been an extra in your life."

Miley Cyrus helps the homeless community

MTV apparently had no idea that Helt would accept the award on her behalf, and little information was known about him either, other than his age (22) and home state (Oregon). Helt and Cyrus first met last week, at the My Friend's Place centre, a drop-in service centre that helps homeless youth.

Together, Helt and Cyrus hope to raise awareness for the approximately 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth currently living in the United States. In support of My Friend's Place Jesse also announced a Prizeo campaign, which Miley additionally posted on her Facebook page.

Donations will be accepted through September 21 and supporters will be entered in a raffle to win tickets to Miley's concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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