From one of my favorites, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip:
Act Two. The cast adopts a child from Malawi. The little girl, Dmbuebue, can't believe how lucky she is to finally meet Head Writer Matt Albie, who is a gigantic star in her country. She explains how, in her culture, the head writer symbolizes her ancestors' struggle against the ruling elite. A tear appears in Matt's eye, which he quickly hides with an impish grin. He knows exactly how her ancestors felt.