Ellen DeGeneres gave her audience $1 million for her birthday to thank them for completing one million acts of good.
During Friday’s episode of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’, DeGeneres explained she partnered with the cereal brand Cheerios to help spread kindness and achieve one million acts of goodwill. All of the members in her audience had done exactly that.
To thank her audience members for their kindness, DeGeneres wanted to give them something special. So, she surprised them with…a giant box of Cheerios, which wasn’t the main surprise.
The host then told her audience to look underneath their seats and see if they had a box of Cheerios. Of course, every audience member did.
“So, all of you got—isn’t that interesting?” DeGeneres teased. “What a coincidence all of you would get a box of Cheerios?”
The host then told the audience members that they were going to share this gift; however, she made sure to keep them in suspense as to what the gift actually was.
“It’s the biggest gift I’ve ever given anybody ever,” she said. “And I hope you continue to pay it forward and share all the good.”
She added, “Hold onto your Cheerios because all of you are splitting one million dollars!” she said as the crowd jumped to their feet and started to scream. “That’s a lot of money!”
See their priceless reactions below;