Cars are nice, but...
Last November, fans Christi Daniels and Robert Daniels, parents of four sons, won prizes such as thousands of dollars in gift cards, a huge widescreen TV and two plane tickets as part of the show's 12 Days of Giveaways campaign, for their work giving back to their community, despite their own financial problems.
On her show, the Daniels family was shown being surprised at their apartment in Hawthorne, California and told them to get ready to go to a mystery location. The group was then driven to the Ellen DeGeneres Show taping. They sat onstage with Ellen, who praised them.
"No matter what you're struggling with, no matter how you're living paycheck to paycheck, you still want to pay it forward, you still help others," Ellen said, noting how Christi recently paid for a family's item at Walmart.
"You're here because we're gonna do something big that we've never done for any family ever," the talk show host said. "It's the biggest thing we've ever done...so, you like Cheerios?"