There's nothing more enjoyable than seeing famous people thank the people who helped make them who they are today. It shows not only a slice of humility, but also that celebrities aren't created overnight. Most successful people are shaped — usually with the help of teachers.
If there's one thing famous people have in common is that they all were inspired by a teacher who helped them get on the right path. Whether it's a drama teacher showing a young actor the ropes or an English teacher dropping knowledge about the world.
These celebrities, from Oprah Winfrey to RuPaul, have not only thanked their former teachers for making them successful, they also still keep in contact with their former educators. Aww!
Below, all the stars who owe their careers to their encouraging teachers.