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WATCH: Francia Raisa Presents Selena Gomez With Woman Of the Year Award

On Thursday in Los Angeles, Selena Gomez was presented with Billboard’s Woman of the Year Award by her best friend and kidney donor Francia Raisa. 

Francia started her speech by telling the story of how the two met "We bonded immediately... I remember feeling blown away by the magnitude of her kindness and generosity." 

She then opened up about the kidney transplant that ultimately saved Gomez's life, "we are so close that we literally are the same kidney type and interestingly enough came in handy recently." 

As her speech closed she welcomed Selena to the stage and the two exchanged a big hug. 

“To be honest, I think Francia should be getting this award because she saved my life,” a tearful Gomez said while accepting her award.