05/23/2012 10:19 am ET Updated May 23, 2012

Patricia Heaton On Getting Her Star On The Walk Of Fame (VIDEO)

Actress Patricia Heaton spoke with Jimmy Kimmel last night about feeling like "the actress version of Seabiscuit" when she received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday.

Jokes aside, the "Everybody Loves Raymond" star admitted she was genuinely moved by the ceremony, especially when her "TV husbands," including Ray Romano, offered "some very nice things" that left her choked up. Her childhood friends also showed up with a hilarious gift, which they showed off for Kimmel's audience.

Since "Raymond" (which earned her two Emmy awards), Heaton temporarily returned to the stage, and she currently stars in ABC's "The Middle." The season finale airs tonight at 8pm.

Check out the video above for more from the lovely Patricia Heaton.