A “currently unemployed” special guest joined “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Tuesday during an episode dedicated to World AIDS Day.

The star-studded special episode of Jimmy Kimmel's show featured everyone from Brian Cranston to Sean “Diddy” Combs, but a pretaped appearance by one guest stole the show.

Speaking with U2 lead singer Bono, a co-founder of the (RED) Campaign, Kimmel played a video from a surprise guest to help convince viewers to donate to the cause.

Hey ... we know that guy!

“This World AIDS Day, everyone has a role to play,” President Barack Obama said.

“Jimmy Kimmel's not just a talk show host, he's an activist,” the president added. “And me, I'm not just a former president, I'm a husband who hasn't done his Christmas shopping yet.”

Obama continued by explaining the progress being made in the fight to combat HIV and AIDS:

"I know we live in a time when cable news and our Twitter feeds can make it feel like cynicism is everywhere, but when it comes to the fight against HIV/AIDS, there's some genuinely good news to share. For the first time in history, more than half of all people living with the virus are on life-saving medication.

Since the peak of the virus, AIDS-related deaths have been cut in half. Today, more than 20 million people around the world are on antiretroviral drugs that make it possible to live, work, and raise HIV-free children. It sounds like a miracle, but it's not the result of mysterious forces or chance — it happened because countless people working for years chose to make this progress."

“When we reject cynicism and pessimism in favor of a relentless optimism that says, 'However long it takes, however lonely the fight,' each of us can make a difference,” Obama said in a decidedly hopeful and presidential tone. “That's what I believe.”

The former president called on viewers to do what they can to help fight the disease, adding: “And if you do, you can pilot Air Force One for a day.”

“Uh — we can't do that anymore, sir,” responded a voice from off-screen:

“OK. If you do, I'll share our files on the aliens,” Obama joked. “I know how badly Jimmy wants to see them.”

“No? We can't do that either?” Obama questioned before returning to a more serious tone. “You can help us win this fight. You can help us change lives and write a future full of progress and hope, so let's all get to work.”

You can watch the full video from ABC below.

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