Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande love those childish onesies, and neither singer is ashamed to admit it. That cozy cuteness became just part of the charm of their new song, “Don’t Dream It’s Over,” reported ABC News.
For Miley and Ariana, the opportunity to duet was also a chance to support Miley’s new pay-it-forward endeavor, the Happy Hippie Foundation. Cyrus expressed her appreciation to Grande on Facebook.
“Soooooo thankful for Ariana Grande for being a part of the #backyardsessions!! You’re the sweetest little #happyhippie bear-mouse ever! Loooooove you The Happy Hippie Foundation #HappyHippiePresents #dontdreamitsover.”
As for the foundation’s precise purpose, it’s designed to help homeless young people. Miley, 22, wants to make a difference, and she jump-started that desire by taking a homeless peer with her to the MTV Video Music Awards.
“We started a year ago with Jesse and we were focused on the homeless youth in L.A. and different support groups in San Francisco,” explained Cyrus. “Now, we’re going bigger and wanting to take on America. And by the end of it we’re going to be taking on the world.”
Ariana also used social media to show her support and expressed her appreciation for her friend’s efforts to help the homeless through the Happy Hippy Foundation.
“Congrats to my friend @mileycyrus on the launch of @happyhippiefdn!!! you are an [angel] on earth. i can’t thank you enough for doing something so important and for having me be part of something so special. thank you for using your voice in such an incredibly positive and [healthy] way. here’s to helping so many sweet babes in need. for more information follow @happyhippiefdn if you believe in fighting injustice / limiting labeling, assumptions, [judgment], challenging stereotypes, encouraging our fellow human beings to feel safe in their skin, and helping homeless youth. this work of yours is so incredibly important!!!! i love, appreciate and celebrate you.”
The Happy Hippy Foundation is designed to help LGBT young people as well as homeless youth, according to Pop Sugar.
“The position I’m in, I feel like I’ve got a lot of power,” explained Miley. “But so many kids don’t feel that way. They’re under their parents’ rule. When you have all eyes on you, what are you saying? And that’s what I had to ask myself a lot.”
Why is she seeking to help homeless youth and LGBT young people? Because they are particularly vulnerable, revealed Miley.
“It’s something that everyone sees,” she clarified. “It’s like the birds chirping. We’re consciously ignoring it at all times, but it’s always happening right in front of us.”
And Cyrus felt heartbroken by the suicide of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn.
As the Inquisitr reported, many celebrities spoke out after Leelah’s death. Among them was 22-year-old activist Stephen Ira, son of Annette Bening and Warren Beatty.
He reflected on what happened to Alcorn after she killed herself when her parents refused to let her transition.
“One of the last things leelah alcorn did in her life was tell another trans girl on tumblr that she was beautiful,” tweeted Ira following the news of Leelah’s death.
The 22-year-old also addressed the issue of parents who are upset when their child comes out.
“…really confused when parents ‘mourn’ when their kid comes out as trans, like, your kid didn’t die, they’re right there and they’re the exact same person…if anything, they’ve gained a kid now that their child feels comfortable enough to come out.”
[Image Via Miley Cyrus/Facebook]