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  • 00:00:00,000 --> 00:00:00,000 Hi.

  • Hi.

  • So you're not jet lagged anymore.

  • I don't think so.

  • Yeah.

  • What day is it?

  • I don't know.

  • [CHUCKLING]

  • I know.

  • She got back-- well, we'll talk about that in a minute.

  • You were on a plane for like 70 hours.

  • 50.

  • Well, I think it was about 55 hours actually flying

  • to be in Rwanda for a day and a half.

  • Yeah, because I had to work, and someone

  • had to be there for the ground breaking.

  • So that's what you get for giving me that gift.

  • That's it.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • So that was my 60th birthday, and then, in January,

  • just last month, I would turn 61.

  • And what'd you get me?

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • Tell it.

  • Tell everybody what you got me.

  • Gardening tools.

  • That's right.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • But she likes to garden.

  • I do.

  • I do.

  • All right, so when we went before for my birthday,

  • the trip was incredible.

  • And hiking up a mountain to see gorillas is just--

  • it's incredible.

  • But you have to look for them, because it's a jungle,

  • and it's a mountain, and you have to find them.

  • And it was so--

  • it was just pouring down raining, and it was muddy,

  • and we're sinking down.

  • It was just-- this is us last year,

  • and you're just trying to find a path,

  • and we're sinking into it about down to our knees.

  • It was--

  • It rains in Rwanda.

  • Yeah, but--

  • It was so beautiful, but it was so wet.

  • It was miserable.

  • That's us.

  • Yep.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • And let's show a picture of you going just last week

  • and what you had to go through, you poor thing.

  • Let's do it.

  • Yep.

  • Bright sunshine.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • Flat land.

  • No-- no-- any--

  • [LAUGHS]

  • It was unbelievable.

  • You were there--

  • It was incredible, I have to say.

  • And everybody that was with me saying, you know,

  • should we just kind of not tell Ellen

  • how great it was, play it down?

  • I was like, hell, no.

  • Let's play it up!

  • Yeah.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • Because first of all, you have to experience that--

  • that day, that kind of weather.

  • I mean, just the topography was so beautiful

  • and walking through bamboo.

  • Everything was gorgeous, so you just have to do it again.

  • Yeah.

  • I mean, come on.

  • [AUDIENCE EXCLAIMING]

  • And this is her seeing them.

  • This is not footage we found from the National Geographic.

  • This is like-- you were how close to that baby?

  • I mean, a little baby at one point

  • started just waddling over to me,

  • and I just wanted to pick it up and kiss it on its fuzzy head.

  • I'm obsessed with baby gorillas.

  • I just love them so much.

  • But look at those gorillas.

  • They look like they had a blow-out.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • They have--

  • I know.

  • --like conditioner on their hair.

  • I saw different gorillas that were just

  • sitting there shivering, soaking wet, not happy.

  • Well, it was--

  • That's what you--

  • --sunshine, and they were playful.

  • And you were scared.

  • The first time we saw them, when we went,

  • we were a little scared because the adults are huge.

  • Yeah, well, you don't know what to expect,

  • and people tell you certain things, like, don't look them

  • in the eyes, and--

  • Don't point.

  • --don't point.

  • The first thing I did was, look at that!

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • But, and you know, they're quite magnificent creatures and huge.

  • This time, I was just praying that one of them

  • would come up very close to me and push me down, because they

  • don't want to push you down.

  • They just want to eat whatever is behind you.

  • And one of the females came so close to me.

  • I just stood my ground.

  • I thought, please push me.

  • Please push me.

  • [CHUCKLING]

  • Yeah.

  • I wanted gorilla hands on me, because you're not

  • supposed to touch them, obviously,

  • because of disease transference.

  • But they basically will just bump into you on their way

  • past you.

  • It's really a life-changing experience.

  • It's incredible.

  • I hope-- and especially once the campus is built,

  • I hope everybody has a chance to go to Rwanda

  • and experience this.

  • Tell everybody about the ground breaking.

  • So it was an incredible experience.

  • I mean, I just couldn't believe the feeling of gratitude, which

  • was really overwhelming for me, not just from people

  • that are going to directly benefit,

  • but just the entire area, because there are

  • 1,500 jobs that'll be created.

  • Millions of dollars will go into the economy

  • because of your campus.

  • And it was a really special, pretty overwhelming moment.

  • Yeah, it was amazing because, you

  • know, the reason she gave me this gift is because I've

  • always loved what Dian Fossey did when I was growing up.

  • I knew who she was.

  • I knew what she did.

  • And I love animals, and mountain gorillas are just incredible,

  • intelligent creatures.

  • But then we went to Rwanda, and we fell in love

  • with the people of the country, because the people are

  • happy, and friendly, and it's a beautiful country.

  • Beautiful country.

  • That is what Dian Fossey has now,

  • and then what we're building--

  • That's what we're building.

  • --that's what we're building, which will be--

  • So this'll be the-- yeah, the permanent home.

  • [APPLAUSE]

  • Yeah.

  • Beautiful.

  • All right.

  • So I was very jealous because, obviously, I'm working

  • and I couldn't go, so I had to send you,

  • and I appreciate it very much.

  • And you didn't miss a lot.

  • I went to Jen Aniston's--

  • Jen's party.

  • --birthday party, but that was not anything.

  • Jen's 50th.

  • You had some folks over, too.

  • Yeah, I had some people at the house,

  • but anyway, the point that--

  • And poor little Ellen.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • I was--

  • Just partying, basically--

  • Yeah, well.

  • --while I was over there.

  • Yeah.

  • It's fine, though.

  • Exactly.

  • Totally fine.

  • Thank you.

  • All right.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • Hi, I'm Andy.

  • Ellen asked me to remind you to subscribe to her channel

  • so you can see more awesome videos,

  • like videos of me getting scared or saying embarrassing things,

  • like ball peen hammer, and also some videos of Ellen

  • and other celebrities, if you're into that sort of thing.

  • [SCREAMS]

  • [SHRIEKS] [BLEEP]

  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • God [BLEEP]!

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