Ellen Stages a Sweet Mother's Day Military Reunion
In honor of
Mother's Day one of my producers Skyped an amazing mom from North Carolina, gave her tickets to the show. She had the
sweetest reaction. Take a look. So Tarrina we were able to get you a ticket to the show. I'm sorry. OK, I'm sorry, oh my god. So is this a yes? Yes! Tarrina come on down here. Hi. Hi, Tarrina Hi how are you? How are you? I'm well. Oh good. Oh my goodness. You're so
sweet. You had a
sweetreaction and you have a
sweetreaction now. I'm so sorry. That's OK. Why are you sorry? Oh my god. I'm so excited. Oh I'm so glad. All right, so you watch the show often I understand? Yes. Yeah. It's really you. OK I'm sorry. It's me. Right here. So you live in North Carolina? I do. What do you do? I am a stay at home mom. I'm a
militaryspouse, my husband's deployed. Mm-hmm. And you care for your sister's kids as well? I do. I care for my-- I'm so sorry-- I care for my 19-year-old stepdaughter. She's my bonus baby. She's in college. And then I have a 16-year-old in high school, Taya And my six-year-old Ian and then my nieces are Taylor and Kaiden Wow. So that's a lot to take care of. It is. And then your husband's in the
militaryyou said. He is, he's in the
military. What is his name? Erik. Erik. And when did he get deployed, how long ago? Last June. Yes. All right. Well it must be tough when he's gone. It is tough. Yeah. But you helped me get through it thank god. Really?...
Yes. Thank you. Yes. That makes me happy. I know his name is Erik because he sent me a letter. And I-- he-- can someone bring me my glasses? I'm so sorry. Sorry. Surprise. Oh my god! And flowers, like that's not good enough. Hi Erik. How are you? Hi. So nice to meet you. Nice to meet you too. All right. So he kept this a secret. That must have been hard to keep a secret. Oh my goodness. I know, I know. Well, that's a good thing they trust me with secret clearance. I know, I know. All right, we're going to a break. We'll talk more after this. We're back with Tarrina, who we just surprised with her husband Erik, who's been deployed in Egypt for the past year. So this is so cool that you wanted to do this here. I mean it's really always fun for us to surprise people and
reunions. Why did you want to do it here? Well one, she loves you as you can tell. So she-- and then she has a lot of energy just like you. And I wanted to do something special for her because she's done a lot of sacrifices for me and my family while I'm away. Well it's a good
Mother's Day present. Yes. Yeah. All right. Is this something that you expect from him? He does things like this? Well this-- this takes the cake. Yeah. Yeah. Oh my gosh, this is worth a million dollars-- more than a million. Yeah well. Seeing you and him. We think that-- well first of all, we're very grateful for all the men and women serving in our
military. So thank you so much for...
what you do. I want to take care of dinner tonight, wherever you all are going to dinner. So I want to take care of that. Where mommy's purse? I need mommy's purse. Thank you. Thank you Andy. All right. Thank you so much. Dinner is expensive here in LA. So we want to give you $20,000 because-- It's really my friends at Shutterfly because they love this. So $20,000. I want to thank Sterling K. Brown. Christopher Abbott See you tomorrow. Be kind to one another. Bye bye.