Ashton Kutcher thanked his wife, Mila Kunis, and their two kids for helping him become a good person as the actor accepted an award at the Ron Pearson Center in West Des Moines, Iowa.
He got the award for his work with local schools and for co-founding the Native Fund, an organization helping Iowans affected by disaster, when he mentioned his wife and children while discussing personal character.
Kutcher, 39, began his 16-minute speech by first speaking about his twin brother before pivoting to his wife and two kids, 2-year-old Wyatt and 4-month-old Dimitri.
"It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you learn from the mistakes that you make and how you perceive the world that's coming at you," he said. "Because life doesn't happen to you, it happens for you. Every single time. And as long as you have love and kindness and optimism and a pursuit of something greater in your heart, you're the lucky one. So this award is for you. It is for my family, it's for all four of my parents, it's for my wife, who kicks my ass on character every day."