After Oprah's toast, Colin Cowie and Wolfgang Puck present Sidney with a beautiful Sam Godfrey red velvet cake made to look like the cover of The Measure of a Man. It was not only in honor of his life and book…but also a celebration of Sidney's recent 80th birthday.
"Don't we all wish that we could be 80 and looking like this?" Oprah says.
What does it mean to Sidney to turn 80? "It makes me feel good that I have attended to some of my responsibilities over the years. I have my children, my wife and my friends, so it feels wonderful getting to be 80," he says.
But Sidney's not the only one who receives such a lovely gift. The dinner guests are presented with gifts on silver platters. Each receives a leather-bound, autographed copy of The Measure of a Man and the Montblanc pen that Sidney used to personally sign each person's copy.