Daytime host, Ellen DeGeneres just raised the level of surprise to new heights.
Ellen, in conjunction with Walmart, gifted 41 graduating students from Red Hook’s Summit Academy Charter School in Brooklyn with a check for $1.6 million during her show on Thursday (February 23).
The donation covers four-year scholarships for students to attend any State University of New York institution.
Most of the students have overcome tremendous odds in their personal lives but still place education at the forefront of their goals and aspirations.
“A lot of us are really fortunate and we take for granted how easy our life is,” Ellen said. “These kids have overcome all kinds of things and they go to school everyday and work hard every single day and all they want to do is go to college and they deserve it.”
Once Ellen revealed the gift, students erupted into cheers and tears, overwhelmed with joy.
Watch the touching video below.