Best way to top off a heartwarming gesture at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards? With some tasty eats!

Miley Cyrus, who famously shocked the world with a raunchy performance at last year's VMAs, surprised scores of viewers at the 2014 show on Sunday when, after she was announced as the winner of Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball," gave up the spotlight to her mystery date to allow him to talk about an important issue.

As the 21-year-old pop star watched tearfully, the young man, Jesse, accepted the Moonman on behalf of the "1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving and lost and scared for their lives," and said he was one of them. 

Jeese and Miley, who works with the charity My Friends Place to help homeless youth, later hit In-N-Out Burger, one of California's most popular fast food chains. The singer had shared her plans with E! News during a red carpet interview before the show and posted an Instagram selfie of the two wearing the chain's paper hats. 

"Me and my hero at in n out celebratin #myfriendsplace #mtvvmas2014," she said.

Video of the Year was the only award Cyrus won at this year's ceremony (check out a full list of 2014 MTV VMA winners). She was not one of the performers.

"Last year was so stressful that this year, I'm so happy. Like, last year I left here and went straight to the studio with Kanye [West]," she told E! News.

"I'm a fan tonight, only," she added.

This may not apply to Taylor Swift or Ed Sheeran. Check out Cyrus' facial expression that was shown during Swift's performance of "Shake it Off," a move many viewers have speculated was a belated retaliation, as well as the one seen while Sheeran walked to the stage to accept a VMA.

Other performers included the likes of fellow twerking star Nicki Minaj (who had a wardrobe malfunction), Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora, and Beyoncé, who stole the show with a 16-minute medley performance, which was followed by an appearance by 2-year-old daughter Blue Ivy (who had given her own, adorable performance while watching her mom), and husband Jay-Z, who handed her the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

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