Roxanne Chalifoux stopped by the Tonight Show to play alongside The Roots

By Kelli Bender
Updated March 24, 2015 01:15 PM
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Roxanne Chalifoux has dried her tears just in time to enjoy her viral stardom.

Better known as the crying piccolo girl, Chalifoux became an Internet sensation on Saturday, after being filmed simultaneously sobbing and playing her instrument following Villanova’s March Madness loss.

Her emotional outburst inspired thousands of Tweets and numerous memes, and on Monday night, her celebrity status reached new heights. Chalifoux was invited onto the Tonight Show to play her piccolo along with The Roots.

Dressed in a Villanova jersey, the college senior was beaming throughout her entire appearance. Even better, Chalifoux’s visit to the show ended with a sweet surprise: After a brief interview with her, host Jimmy Fallon presented Chalifoux with a gift basket of Tonight Show swag and tickets to Taylor Swift‘s world tour to ensure the Villanova fan left his stage happily ever after.

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