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The election is behind us, but odds are you're still feeling the aftershocks — regardless of who you voted for.
Luckily, we've got Ellen DeGeneres to help us make sense of what has been a confusing and surprising time for many Americans.
With a smile, she gently reminded her viewers Tuesday afternoon that even in the midst of a great political divide, Americans are, by and large, more alike than we are different.
"We all love our country," she stated at the outset of her heartfelt monologue, which was taped before votes began to flood in for the candidates. "We just have different ideas about what's best for it. Which is probably what makes America great."
For instance, she explained, whether you're a Democrat or a Republican or somewhere in between, "we all have that feeling of stepping out of the shower and realizing you left the towel completely across the bathroom, and you have to do that little shimmy on the bath mat all the way across."
Truer words were never spoken — a fact DeGeneres' studio audience, however weary, confirmed with some serious laughter.
“What I'm trying to say is that we have so much in common, our differences actually make us stronger," she continued.
Well, not all of us.
"Here's why I make the exception," she said before cheering and applause. "The people that leave the shopping carts in the middle of your parking spot. Out of the country. Kick them out of the country.”
Her segment concluded with adorable videos of different animal species playing and getting along with each other, with the clips set to Queen's classic, warm-and-fuzzy hit, "You're My Best Friend."
"Whether you relate more to an elephant or a donkey, I think animals set the best example for how we should all get along."