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  • Not only do parents have to worry about home schooling

  • right now.

  • But many of you, like our next guest,

  • are also struggling to pay the bills.

  • We are about to surprise Tawana and her kids

  • in South Bend, Indiana.

  • I can't wait to meet them.

  • She can't afford to pay her Wi-Fi bill.

  • So in order for her kids to get their schoolwork done,

  • they have to drive to a parking lot every day

  • to get free Wi-Fi and their education.

  • All right.

  • Let's surprise them right now.

  • Ready?

  • Go.

  • Hi!

  • Hi everybody.

  • Hi!

  • Oh my God!

  • [INAUDIBLE]

  • Hi.

  • Oh my God!

  • I know.

  • I'm sorry to disappoint you.

  • I know you were looking forward to tWitch.

  • I'm so sorry.

  • It's just me.

  • But you'll see tWitch too.

  • I'm here.

  • And Andy's there too.

  • In the background.

  • There-- he's sitting on the ground.

  • Hi.

  • So-- so I know this is going to be

  • tricky right now because the Wi-Fi-- you're

  • in a parking lot.

  • So what is it like to go to the parking lot

  • every single day to get Wi-Fi and get the school work done?

  • Oh, it's wonderful.

  • It gives us a chance to be together as a family.

  • And it also gives the kids a chance

  • to get their homework and everything done.

  • I mean, you know, I always made a vow to my children

  • that their education was going to be the most important.

  • And as for me and my siblings, we also do sing-alongs,

  • we do our homework.

  • And, you know, as a family, we just

  • make sure we having fun and positive time.

  • So this is--

  • Tawana, I know it's really important for you

  • to get your kids a good education.

  • Tell us why that's so important to you.

  • Because, like I said before, I made a vow to my kids.

  • You know, when I decided to have kids,

  • I made a vow that education was going to be the most important

  • in their lives to get them where they needed to go in life.

  • So yes.

  • And for me and my siblings-- to speak for my siblings--

  • my mom--

  • back story-- taught us so much that, if we do not

  • stay on track, she will be on our back.

  • Well, you're going to thank her for that in the long run.

  • And that's a good mom right there.

  • So I want to just ask you some questions.

  • So kids, by show of hands, who is a class president there?

  • I'm the class president!

  • All right.

  • And who gets A's and B's?

  • Me.

  • Me and Tyrin.

  • Me and Ta'Myra.

  • Who gets straight A's?

  • Me and Taydan!

  • All right.

  • Tawana, I know your kids are a big inspiration to you.

  • Tell me why they're such an inspiration to you.

  • Because my kids are very important.

  • I mean, they have showed me the true meaning of love.

  • And I just love being they mom.

  • You know?

  • So they have inspired me to be the best of me.

  • Yeah.

  • And my mom, she inspired us.

  • We learn so much from her.

  • She taught so much from us.

  • And like, from our community wise,

  • she taught so many people that they are on a successful path

  • right now.

  • And we are also.

  • So, we thank you, mom!

  • Thank you for everything.

  • We love you.

  • What a great family.

  • That's so cool.

  • All right.

  • I know the kids are borrowing technology from their schools.

  • So what we're doing right now for you is, each of you

  • are getting your own iPads and headphones.

  • Oh my God!

  • [INAUDIBLE] Thank you!

  • We're going to take a break and we're

  • going to be back more with Tawana and her family

  • after this.

  • We're back with Tawana and her amazing kids.

  • Tawana, here's what's amazing about you.

  • You're struggling with bills.

  • And yet, you're using your own money to feed the homeless.

  • I mean, that is the true definition of selflessness

  • and, what an inspiration you are.

  • So tell me why that's important to you to still go out

  • and help the homeless.

  • I just have a passion for the homeless, you know.

  • Nobody out here should go hungry, you know?

  • Even though I'm struggling myself, you know, there's just,

  • you know, a lot of compassion there.

  • And I will just always want to always be able to reach out.

  • Because you have so many people out there that, you know,

  • just don't have too much of anything.

  • So they're more or less unfortunate than me

  • and my kids.

  • So yes.

  • It's important to always give back.

  • Yeah.

  • And me and my siblings, when we got out there

  • and we meet new people, we get this bliss over us

  • like, feeling that we did something in the community.

  • And my mom always taught us as like, children

  • that it's always better to give than receive.

  • Because they are not alone at all.

  • I love that you're helping others.

  • And now it is time for me to help you.

  • Our friends at Green Dot want to pay your Wi-Fi bill

  • for the next two years.

  • So here's $5,000 for the next two years of Wi-Fi.

  • Oh my God.

  • All right?

  • Thank you.

  • That's not all.

  • Green Dot Bank offers banking and saving made simple.

  • And they're making it easy to pay your bills online.

  • So they're also giving you $20,000.

  • So that's $25,000 for your family.

  • Because you're so incredible.

  • What a perfect example of the human spirit.

  • Yeah.

  • This family is the perfect example of the human spirit.

  • And you deserve any goodness coming your way.

  • This is what we should all be doing at a time like this.

  • And thank you so much for being an incredible family.

  • I want to meet you, when we go back to the studio.

  • I'm going to fly all out to come see a taping.

  • Because I just think you all are incredible.

  • So I will see you soon.

  • Thank you so much.

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