Famous American media personality Ellen DeGeneres gave out one million dollars to the audience of her talk show.
As a part of her two-day 60th birthday celebration, Ellen showered her generosity on the invited do-gooders, people who had or are doing something to make a difference in the world.
Ellen wanted to reward these people for “sharing good” in the world.
So as a part of her ‘One Million Acts of Good’ campaign, she decided to give away a prize to these people to make them feel acknowledged.
During the filming of her talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she asked each audience member to check under their seat for a box of Cheerios cereal.
Ellen then informed her audience, “You are all going to share this gift. It is the biggest gift I have ever given anybody, ever”.
She further said, “I hope you continue to pay it forward and share all the good” before she announced the grand prize.
Upon hearing the announcement, the audience went wild and cheered and cried.
On even splitting, each do-gooder left $2,500 richer from the sets.