Ellen, I'm not sure how else to put this, but you are an inspiration to everyone. It's not because you're a celebrity or because you have your own show. In fact, it's not really because your donate to charities either (although I'll be honest in saying that is honorable as well). The reason you are such an inspiration is because you live through so much and, despite the many instances where you could so easily have a rough time or get yourself down, you instead pull yourself--along with everyone else--right back to the very height of happiness.
Now, I'm not going to say that I've had my worst low yet or even my biggest high in life, but I will say that, when some bad things started happening in my life, you brought me back up. If you can do that from thousands of miles away, none of us can even imagine how that made Nell feel. Some would shy away from the question or feel uncomfortable, but you didn't. You see so many people these days who just feel uncomfortable when they are around those who are not as fortunate as they are, but you are the polar opposite. You answered the question and made the day of someone who probably does not have many happy days to begin with. That is truly an honorable action.
I knew you as a talk show host who likes to do help people, which isn't bad at all. However, after watching this video, I can see even more of what a hero you are. You are a hero to Nell as well as everyone else you've helped over the years you've had your show and I'm absolutely certain the people you have helped outside of your show. A person that kind is so hard to find these days and it is refreshing to everyone to see just how kind you really are.
Thank you, Ellen, for showing us the true meaning of an inspirational hero.