Heroes star Hayden Panettiere was recently given the Gretchen Wyler Award by the Humane Society for her attempts to save the dolphins.
Last year Panettiere joined a group that paddled into the ocean on surfboards in attempts to stop fishermen in Southwest Japan from killing the dolphins in order to stop them from eating their catch.
Hayden's parents and much older beau Milo Ventimiglia were on hand to help honor the star. Hayden was so flattered that she broke down in tears and required a post-acceptance bathroom session to regain her composure. Don't worry, it gets better...
Hayden was quoted afterwards as saying, "There are people who dedicate their entire lives to preserving the environment and defending animals, they are so much more deserving of something like this."
HOW TRUE IS THAT?!
Oh well, better Hayden than Paris Hilton. Had she won that award I might have vomited.