Maybe Ellen DeGeneres should be renamed Ellen De-generous. Why? Well, because the popular talk show host recently gave away a record amount of money to a family in California. It wasn’t a frivolous gift, mind you. On the contrary, DeGeneres seemingly made sure that the cash went to people who truly deserve the prize. And when she surprised the family with the present in front of a live studio audience, the results were utterly heartwarming.
There’s no denying that Ellen DeGeneres is very good at her job, of course. There is, after all, a reason why she’s extremely popular among television audiences. The host has, in fact, won more People’s Choice Awards than anybody else – in addition to 30 Emmys. And not only that, but in 2016 she was also given the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award a U.S. president can bestow on civilians.