Jason Thompson Y&R

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Big moment finally arrives for Young and Restless star.

It was an exciting time for Young and Restless’ Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott) and his family recently when his Daytime Emmy award arrived at the house. Thompson’s wife, Paloma Jonas, filmed a video as her hubby unboxed the coveted award. Thompson’s adorable kids were on hand for the big moment and swarmed the delivery while exclaiming, “What in the world?” and asking, “Is that a trophy?”

Thompson took in the sight of his well-deserved award as he removed it from the box and protective wrap, and the kids took turns hefting it with son, Bowie, declaring, “It’s too big.”

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The actor shared the video on his Instagram account for followers and enthused, “It happened!! It’s real,” before sharing an acceptance speech of sorts. He mused, “I feel incredibly lucky and fortunate to be an actor. The thing I most appreciate is the want to understand the human condition. The love, the loss, the joy and pain we all go through. The struggle to make ends meet and to keep hope. To try and search for the honesty as much as possible. And as life goes, I’m not always successful but I don’t mind failing. I’ve had to learn that. I have so much to keep learning. To keep trying. The failure is guaranteed, no doubt, but as long as the lesson follows, I’ll keep trying.”

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Thompson ended by thanking those who had helped him throughout his daytime journey, which many soap fans will remember began in 2005 with his role of Dr. Patrick Drake on General Hospital before taking him to Young and Restless in 2016.

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I’m reminded once again how many people and the many “things” had to happen to get to that moment. I feel incredibly lucky and fortunate to be an actor. The thing I most appreciate is the want to understand the human condition. The love, the loss, the joy and pain we all go through. The struggle to make ends meet and to keep hope. To try and search for the honesty as much as possible. And as life goes, I’m not always successful but I don’t mind failing. I’ve had to learn that. I have so much to keep learning. To keep trying. The failure is guaranteed, no doubt, but as long as the lesson follows, I’ll keep trying. I’ve tried to thank as many people as I could over a few posts…but a few people that have helped me understand that along the way and helped me grow and gave me a chance to earn another shot that I haven’t been able to thank publicly. @sharonchattenstudio @thetexastroya #JillPhelps @mattykane1 @itsmemarn The years I spent at #GeneralHospital and #ABC The daytime press and various publications. @abcsoapsindepth @cbssoapsindepth @michaelfairmantv @soapdigest and others. And of course my @youngandrestlesscbs family. And once again the amazing FANS that have supported me personally and our amazing daytime colleagues and peers. You have my word I will always work hard to earn another scene, another script, another storyline, another hour of your time. Thank you! ♥️

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