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May 24, 2018

Ashton Kutcher Gave Ellen Degeneres $4 Million For Her Wildlife Foundation

Brb, crying forever.

You may remember that back in February, Ellen Degeneres turned 60 and her wife, Portia De Rossi, gifted her with a wildlife foundation set up in her name.

The Ellen Show

The fund works to preserve wildlife – namely endangered gorillas – in Africa. Portia surprised Ellen with the news during an episode of her show, and the whole thing was incredibly emotional.

Well, the surprises just keep coming for Ellen because this week Ashton Kutcher made an appearance on her show, and the interview turned out to be anything but ordinary.

The Ellen Show

Ashton began by asking where Ellen was planning to go on vacation this year. She told him that she was heading off to Africa to start building the foundation's campus.

The Ellen Show

Ashton then brought on one of his business partners, Guy Oseary, with whom he invests in tech companies. Ashton explained that they'd come across a company named Ripple which facilitates quick money transfers.

The Ellen Show

Ashton then revealed that, after hearing about Portia's gift, he told the company about Ellen, describing her as an "amazing human being" who "never asked for help, ever."

The Ellen Show

He said: "I told them that there's this amazing human being, and all they ever do is think about other people they can give to. Whether it's in New Orleans, whether it's in Montecito, whether it’s the people that come here, the people out there, you’re always thinking about everyone else, and we wanted to show you that people are thinking about you.”

At this point, Ellen was already welling up.

The Ellen Show

And then he hit her with this.

The Ellen Show

She was pretty overwhelmed.

The Ellen Show
The Ellen Show
The Ellen Show

Ashton revealed that thanks to the technology, the money could be transferred immediately into her fund. So, of course Ellen hit the button and watched $4 million flood in.

The Ellen Show
The Ellen Show

She then said the gesture was "the most amazing thing," and told Ashton and Guy how much she loved them.

The Ellen Show

Brb, crying forever.

Here's the full video if your heart can take it.

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