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CORRECTS SOURCE IN BYLINE Jesse Helt appears in the Polk County courthouse for an arraignment regarding a probation violation in Dallas, Ore. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Helt, the young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, arrived 45 minutes late for his arraignment on a charge that he violated his probation in Oregon. Helt didn't enter a plea and he's due back in court next month. (AP Photo/MailOnline.com, Natalie Behring, Pool)
CORRECTS SOURCE IN BYLINE Jesse Helt appears in the Polk County courthouse for an arraignment regarding a probation violation in Dallas, Ore. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Helt, the young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, arrived 45 minutes late for his arraignment on a charge that he violated his probation in Oregon. Helt didn't enter a plea and he's due back in court next month. (AP Photo/MailOnline.com, Natalie Behring, Pool)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Miley Cyrus and Jesse attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/WireImage)
My Friend's Place representative Jesse (R) accepts Video of the Year with singer Miley Cyrus (L) for 'Wrecking Ball' on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Jesse accepts the award for Video of the Year from Jimmy Fallon on behalf of Miley Cyrus on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
My Friend's Place representative Jesse (2nd L) accepts Video of the Year with singer Miley Cyrus (L) for 'Wrecking Ball' on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Comedian Jimmy Fallon, My Friend's Place representative Jesse, and recording artist Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/MTV1415/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Cori Broadus, rapper Snoop Dogg, Friend's Place representative Jesse Helt, and singer Miley Cyrus attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: My Friend's Place representative Jesse accepts Video of the Year (on behalf of Miley Cyrus) for 'Wrecking Ball' onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: My Friend's Place representative Jesse Helt (L) and recording artist Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/MTV1415/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Miley Cyrus arrives to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus wins Video of the Year for 'Wrecking Ball' at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus wins Video of the Year for 'Wrecking Ball' at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA- AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Miley Cyrus arrives to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Miley Cyrus (Shoe Detail) arrives to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Miley Cyrus during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus wins Video of the Year for 'Wrecking Ball' at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Miley Cyrus during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) My Friend's Place representative Jesse, recording artist Miley Cyrus, and actress Brandi Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: My Friend's Place representative Jesse (L) and singer Miley Cyrus speak onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/MTV1415/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Miley Cyrus (fashion detail) attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singers Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus and My Friend's Place representative Jesse attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/MTV1415/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singers Ariana Grande (L) and Miley Cyrus speak onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/MTV1415/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: My Friend's Place representative Jesse and singer Miley Cyrus attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: My Friend's Place representative Jesse and singer Miley Cyrus attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
My Friend's Place representative Jesse (2nd L) accepts Video of the Year with singer Miley Cyrus (L) for 'Wrecking Ball' on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
My Friend's Place representative Jesse (R) accepts Video of the Year with singer Miley Cyrus (L) for 'Wrecking Ball' on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Comedian Jimmy Fallon, My Friend's Place representative Jesse, and recording artist Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/MTV1415/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus (L) and actress Laverne Cox attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/MTV1415/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Cori Broadus, rapper Snoop Dogg, Friend's Place representative Jesse, and singer Miley Cyrus attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Katy Perry, Sam Smith and Miley Cyrus attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus, winner of Video of the Year award for 'Wrecking Ball', poses in the press room during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus, winner of Video of the Year award for 'Wrecking Ball', poses in the press room during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Recording artists Sam Smith, Juicy J, Miley Cyrus and My Friend's Place representative Jesse attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Comedian Jimmy Fallon, My Friend's Place representative Jesse, and recording artist Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/MTV1415/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus (L) and My Friend's Place representative Jesse attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus (L) and My Friend's Place representative Jesse attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV)
Miley Cyrus arrives on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Miley Cyrus arrives on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus (L) and My Friend's Place representative Jesse attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Miley Cyrus poses in the press room during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus (L) and rapper Snoop Dogg attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Miley Cyrus and Jeremy Scott attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus (L) and TV personality Chelsea Handler attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer/actresses Lucy Hale (L) and Miley Cyrus attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording atist Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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This year, Miley Cyrus left the explicit on-stage dance movements to Nicki Minaj -- but she made sure to leave her mark at the 2014 MTV VMAs.

After being named Video of the Year winner for her hit 'Wrecking Ball,' Miley sent a friend up on stage to accept her Moonman while she sat by teary-eyed as he told his story to a captive audience.

That friend, who said his name was Jesse, and is reportedly 'a homeless teen currently living in Los Angeles, Calif.,' told the room and everyone watching about his life as a homeless youth, and reminded Hollywood that, outside the VMA walls, there were many young people living on the streets.

[Watch speech below.]



'I've survived in shelters all over... Though I may have been invisible to you in the streets, I have a lot of the same dreams that brought many of you here tonight,' he said. 'A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.'

Jesse asked viewers to visit Miley's Facebook page to learn more about the homeless youth movement and how to help.

Miley left this message on her FB page: 'Help me raise awareness and funds to end youth homelessness! This is just the beginning for me, but we're going to get started now by focusing on My Friend's Place, a homeless center for young people in Hollywood."

We're not saying anyone will ever forget what happened last year -- but using your fame to help people make a good-looking homeless person famous is definitely better than using it to break up marriages.

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