Ellen Stages a Sweet Mother’s Day Military Reunion

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. [MUSIC PLAYING] [APPLAUSE] [CHEERING] Hi. Hi, Tarrina Hi how are you? How are you? I’m well. Oh good. [LAUGHTER] Oh my goodness. You’re so sweet. You had a sweet reaction and
you have a sweet reaction 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 military spouse,
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 military you 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. [MUSIC – JOHN LEGEND, “LOVE ME
NOW”] [CHEERING] [APPLAUSE] 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. [APPLAUSE] 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. [LAUGHTER] 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. [APPLAUSE] 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. [LAUGHTER] 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.

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