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  • All right, I'm going to show you Todd and Kelley.

  • This is a couple from Webster Groves, Missouri.

  • Todd is a firefighter and a paramedic,

  • and Kelley is a dental hygienist.

  • They have a 12-week-old girl named Delaney.

  • If you look up there, in our Skybox

  • you'll see seven firefighters who

  • work with Todd at the Webster Groves firehouse.

  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

  • All right.

  • You guys, please hide for now.

  • All right.

  • We couldn't ask all the firefighters

  • to leave Webster Groves.

  • So thanks to Cisco, we have a few more back

  • in St. Louis waiting to surprise Todd and Kelley.

  • I'm going to call Kelley right now.

  • And ask them to come out here.

  • Oh, hi everybody.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • Hi!

  • (ON THE PHONE) Hello?

  • Yes, I'm looking for Kelley.

  • (ON THE PHONE) Oh, sure.

  • (ON THE PHONE) Hello?

  • Kelley, normally I would just do a fake voice

  • and pretend like it's somebody else,

  • but I'm not going to do that.

  • I'm going to save time.

  • I'm just going to say this is Ellen

  • and I'd like you to come out here right now.

  • Oh, my gosh.

  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • Oh, my gosh.

  • Hi.

  • Hi.

  • Nice to meet you.

  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

  • Over here.

  • (DISBELIEVINGLY) No, no, no, no, no--

  • Hello.

  • Hi.

  • Oh, my God.

  • Hi, have a seat.

  • Todd, did you--

  • Hi.

  • No.

  • Thank you.

  • Sorry, if I'm shaking.

  • Oh, my gosh.

  • What were you doing back there?

  • Talking.

  • I don't remember.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • No?

  • I don't really remember.

  • Just talking to Jeannie?

  • Yeah.

  • Yes.

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah, Jeannie, she's great.

  • Isn't she great?

  • (BREATHLESSLY) Oh, my gosh.

  • Yes.

  • Yeah, she's great.

  • Hi.

  • (BREATHLESSLY) Hi.

  • Hi.

  • So we reached out to you, and you were pregnant at the time.

  • And I know you had a little bit of difficulty.

  • How are you?

  • How's the baby?

  • Baby's great, of course.

  • She always is.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • There she is.

  • I made that.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • I made that.

  • You made that bow?

  • Yeah.

  • Well, no.

  • Designed it.

  • So what did you make?

  • The baby?

  • The human.

  • You made the baby?

  • I made the human.

  • Yes.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • Well, I mean, he helped, I guess.

  • Oh, she visited my star.

  • Yeah.

  • She did.

  • Yeah, I told you--

  • She looks so happy to have seen it.

  • Yeah, she was so excited.

  • Yeah.

  • Sure.

  • She looks like it.

  • Yeah.

  • That's great.

  • She was happy for one second.

  • Well, I'm glad you're feeling better.

  • I know you were in the hospital for a little while.

  • And I'm glad--

  • Yeah.

  • --you're good, the baby's good.

  • And I know, Todd, you were working like 100-hour weeks.

  • You were doing all kinds of things, right?

  • Yes.

  • Yeah, I was working at my fire department full time,

  • another fire department part time,

  • and at the hospital part time.

  • Right.

  • Yes.

  • Wow, that's crazy.

  • So how long have you worked at the firehouse there?

  • I've worked at Webster Groves almost four years now.

  • Four years?

  • Yep.

  • They're great guys?

  • Great guys.

  • All right.

  • And you started a nonprofit to give back to the-- this

  • is what's really cool.

  • So you all take money out of your paycheck, which isn't--

  • Yeah.

  • --much at all to start with.

  • Yeah.

  • And explain what you do.

  • So we all donate money out of our own paychecks

  • to fund this nonprofit.

  • And then we give back to the community around us.

  • So we build like sidewalks for people that

  • need better wheelchair access.

  • We give away scholarships for high schools.

  • We do service dogs.

  • My voice is trembling.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • Yeah.

  • But all out of your own-- that's amazing.

  • Well, I don't want anyone to feel left out.

  • I brought a few of your friends here.

  • So come on out guys.

  • What?

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

  • Hi!

  • Oh, my gosh.

  • [INTERPOSING VOICES]

  • Hi, you guys.

  • How're you doing?

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

  • I'm surprised!

  • Oh, my gosh.

  • Oh, my gosh.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • Surprise.

  • All right.

  • First of all, I know that firefighters have

  • this camaraderie, this family--

  • and you all support each other.

  • But there's been times that, I think,

  • it's even more important.

  • And I want you to explain what has been going on,

  • what it feels like to have this support.

  • Well, about 10 years ago, my wife

  • was diagnosed with breast cancer.

  • And neither of us worked for about a year,

  • but the guys at the firehouse kept my paycheck

  • coming in, making sure we were fed, making sure my kids

  • were taken care of and just--

  • it's just another family.

  • Yeah.

  • Yes?

  • Oh, it's just one of those jobs where

  • you see things that are tough to get through sometimes.

  • And sometimes you don't have the family support that understands

  • what you're going through.

  • But to have these guys as your extended family