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  • You know, I still haven't had a chance

  • to go through all the mail that I got over the holidays

  • so I thought I would read a few letters right now.

  • Andy, will you bring me my mail?

  • Thank you so much.

  • I hope you all don't mind I'm just going

  • to go through a few of them.

  • OK.

  • Big mail.

  • I don't know how-- there's not even a stamp on it,

  • how did it get to me?

  • It's so weird.

  • OK, it says, "Dear Ellen, hey girl.

  • I was wondering if you had any extra tickets

  • to 12 Days of Giveaways.

  • Stedman just loves your show so it would mean a lot.

  • Thanks, Oprah.

  • P.S. Happy Holidays."

  • I really don't know how these get through the mail.

  • So weird.

  • All right, here's another one.

  • "Hi Ellen, Merry Christmas.

  • My name is Malik Dixon, and I want

  • to tell you about my beautiful wife, Nataye,

  • and her adorable daughter Nyliah.

  • They absolutely love your show and I think

  • they're your biggest fans.

  • Nataye is the most kindhearted and amazing person I know.

  • She goes above and beyond for her family and even strangers.

  • I married a woman who is truly beautiful inside and out.

  • Ellen, she's dying to see your show

  • and I would love to be the reason her dreams come true."

  • And that is not the first time Malik

  • has written in about his wife.

  • In fact, the Dixon's are here in the audience.

  • And what Nataye doesn't know is that Malik has

  • asked to upgrade their seats.

  • So if all three of you will just come down here.

  • [APPLAUSE]

  • Y'all can share this one.

  • You can have your own mic, how about that?

  • Is it Nyliah?

  • Yes.

  • OK, and Nataye?

  • Yes.

  • All right.

  • Hi, Malik.

  • So you had no idea that he did this, right?

  • Can you believe that?

  • What a great guy.

  • Oh my gosh thank you, babe.

  • Yeah.

  • Really sweet.

  • You watch the show a lot, huh?

  • Every day.

  • Every single day.

  • You watch the show.

  • And I noticed-- I saw some pictures--

  • it seems like you have actually more swag from the Ellen shop

  • than we do.

  • I don't know.

  • You have a lot of my stuff.

  • Yeah, we do.

  • We have headbands, underwear, onesies for my son,

  • t-shirts for her since she was two.

  • I just bought him an Ellen hoodie for Christmas.

  • That's fantastic.

  • You have a lot of stuff.

  • And you dressed up like me for Halloween?

  • Yes.

  • I have to see that picture.

  • Did you do well?

  • Yes.

  • Did people like it?

  • Yes.

  • Yeah.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • That's so fantastic.

  • And I won best costume.

  • [APPLAUSE]

  • Did they know who you were?

  • Yes.

  • They were like, oh little Ellen Degeneres.

  • Oh my gosh, I love your show, can we have tickets?

  • You're adorable.

  • It was amazing.

  • I made that wig.

  • I made that wig.

  • That's a good wig.

  • That's almost as good as this one.

  • So you have a very sweet husband.

  • How did you two meet?

  • Well, back home in Philadelphia, my car

  • was down so I took the public transportation.

  • And I was like, Mr. Bus Driver, how long are you going to be?

  • Because I've got to get home at 3 o'clock.

  • And he's like what are you in a rush to do?

  • What, are you trying to see Ellen?

  • What you know about Ellen?

  • What?

  • And he was like, Ellen is the truth.

  • We love Ellen.

  • What are you talking about?

  • I was like, wow.

  • I was hooked ever since.

  • You bonded over me?

  • Yeah, it was a blessing.

  • You know of course we talked about other things.

  • But he's like, you like Ellen?

  • And I said look.

  • And he sees my Ellen gear.

  • The wig, everything.

  • Wow Ellen is amazing.

  • That's so sweet.

  • You all are amazing.

  • I mean, everything that I have heard about you.

  • I heard today that you take in foster children, right?

  • Yes.

  • And why do you do that?

  • Well, I had an experience in the foster care system.

  • I had an amazing experience.

  • My foster parent is amazing.

  • My parents, everything is amazing, is positive.

  • And I want to be a blessing to other children

  • like my foster parent was to me.

  • And you have a foster child now, right?

  • So tell everybody what your foster daughter

  • asked for for Christmas.

  • She asked us to adopt her.

  • And we're going to do it.

  • [APPLAUSE]

  • That's so great.

  • All right.

  • Well, I have a belated Christmas gift for you.

  • I have some of the newest stuff from the Ellen store

  • that you do not have yet.

  • Christmas must have been stressful

  • because I'm thinking about having a six-month-old baby,

  • having a new foster child in your home.

  • Yeah.

  • It's a lot.

  • It's a lot going on.

  • Yeah, it's a lot, you know.

  • But it's absolutely well worth it

  • once you see the smiles on your children's faces

  • and just faces that you know they just glow and everything.

  • And as we speak, my account is actually overdrafted,

  • but it was well worth it.

  • But what's amazing too is-- and this is why you're here--

  • is we found out that no matter how

  • stressed you are about money and how thin you're stretching it,

  • you actually go out and help the homeless.

  • Yes I do.

  • Yeah, I do.

  • There's this one man in Philadelphia.

  • I see him a lot.

  • And I stopped and pulled over and I walked over to him.

  • And I'm like, how you doing?

  • He was like, you know, I'm losing faith

  • out here and everything.

  • I said you know what, it gets greater later.

  • I said, all I have is $40.

  • You can have it.

  • And he was like, oh thank you so much.

  • I can get my ID.

  • I said whatever you need to get.

  • And I went to McDonald's, brought him

  • back something to eat.

  • He's like, you came back.

  • No one ever comes back.

  • And I said you know what, stay strong.

  • It gets greater later.

  • And be kind to one another.

  • He's like, that's from Ellen.

  • I said yes.

  • We love Ellen.

  • Like

  • You are amazing, Ellen.

  • You are such a beautiful person inside and out.

  • You help so many people.

  • You change lives.

  • You put smiles on millions and millions of people's faces

  • every day, including us.

  • No matter how rough my day is going,

  • I know I have my husband, my children, and Ellen

  • at 3 o'clock

  • Oh my god.

  • [APPLAUSE]

  • Well, you have just given me the best Christmas present ever

  • just hearing that, and knowing that-- first of all,

  • it's interesting how many people you run into that

  • that actually know me.

  • I think it's you.

  • I think you're--

  • Everybody knows Ellen.

  • Everyone knows Ellen.

  • All right, so here's what I want to do.

  • OK, so because I feel like Christmas probably

  • wasn't the best Christmas that you could have had,

  • I want you to have-- you know about 12 days of giveaways,

  • right?

  • Yeah.

  • OK, so I want you to have everything

  • that we gave away on day one.

  • I want you to have everything we gave away on day two.

  • Everything we gave away on day three, everything

  • we gave away on day four.

  • Actually, everything we gave away all 12 days.

  • Oh my god.

  • [APPLAUSE]

  • All of those gift cards, everything we've given away.

  • And it was actually 15 days this year, as you know,

  • because it was our 15th season.

  • So you have every single thing that we have given away.

  • Every vacation, every gift card, every single day.

  • Thank you so much.

  • [APPLAUSE]

You know, I still haven't had a chance

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    吳即平 posted on 2019/03/27
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