Viola Davis joined “Celebrity IOU” hosts Drew and Jonathan Scott to give her friend Michelle’s home a makeover.
The “How To Get Away With Murder” star paid back her friend Michelle, a breast cancer survivor, whom she met when they were at Juilliard.
“I call her my sister from another mister. I’m excited that I’m the one that’s giving this to her,” Davis told the Property Brothers.
Davis and Michelle struggled “in New York together, just to eat, to pay the bills” before Davis continued on with her career and Michelle started a family.
“She’s one of those people that moves through life giving, giving, and giving,” Davis added. “She’s helped me through some bad relationships. She’s helped me when I’ve been stuck in life. She’s helped me in a way when I never had anyone to talk to.”
“I understand the givers in the world—I really do,” she continued. “Every once in a while, I think the giver can get exhausted and drained and depleted and needs to be reminded that they’re a gift to people, too. So, this renovation of Michelle’s home is my gift to her.”
Of course, the big reveal is emotional as Michelle checks out her new home.
“I mean, stuff like this doesn’t happen, right?” Michelle said in shock. “It really doesn’t. It’s just great. I love her… I’m going to cry.”
And she did cry as Davis hugged her.
“You knocked it out of the park,” the thankful friend added.
“Celebrity IOU” airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on HGTV Canada.
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