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Ellen DeGeneres Rewards Her Audience With $1 Million

Ellen DeGeneres Rewards Her Audience With $1 Million

The 61-year-old comedian Ellen DeGeneres recently gave away a whopping $1 million to her shocked audience.

The special episode featured an audience of do-gooders who had all done acts of selfless charity.

The daytime host was unusually serious as she opened the segment with a plug for her partner Cheerios, which had helped fund the giveaway.

Ellen DeGeneres Rewards Her Audience With  $1 Million

‘I want to take a moment, first of all, to say everybody in the audience is here for a special reason,’ she began.

‘All season long, I partnered with Cheerios to encourage people to do one million acts of good, and if you’re here in my audience, you helped us reach that goal.

Ellen DeGeneres Rewards Her Audience With  $1 Million

‘I want to celebrate this amazing accomplishment and the incredible people in my audience today,’ she continued. ‘You have something in common: this audience is filled with people who are making a difference in the world by sharing good.’

Ellen singled out a handful of audience members who had done memorable deeds to help those need.

‘Kenya and John Hughes, during Hurricane Harvey, John used their own money and drove 800 miles to deliver supplies.

‘And then there is Lori Gaines, who is in the audience,’ she continued. ‘She is a teacher, and she donated a kidney to the mother of a student just three weeks ago.

‘And lastly, there’s Dan McKernan. Dan quit his job to start a sanctuary for farm animals. He has raised $150,000 for the farm animals,’ she concluded.

Ellen DeGeneres Rewards Her Audience With  $1 Million

Ellen singled out a handful of audience members who had done memorable deeds to help those need.

‘Thanks to every single person in this audience. It is filled with goodness,’ she said.

‘And we have reached one million acts of good because of you. So I want to do something that we have never done before. This is big.’

The Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient moved from her seat to the side stage, where the giant doors opened to reveal a monumental Chee rios box with Ellen’s face on the bottom corner.

 

‘That’s me on the front of this cheerios box right there. If you have a box of cheerios under your seat, I’m going to give you a special surprise gift.

Of course, everyone in the audience received a cereal box and proceeded to cheer and shake their breakfast food loot.

‘What a coincidence that all of you would get a box of Cheerios,’ she joked.

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