Over the years, Ellen DeGeneres has raised tens of millions of dollars for causes close to her heart. In the lead up to her award, the show gave a brief rundown of the individual causes she's supported.
Talk show host goes viral after speaking out on the importance of kindness
After winning The People's Choice Awards for Choice Humanitarian, Ellen DeGeneres inspiring speech on the important of kindness went viral.
She's raised $12.5 million for breast cancer research, $10 million for survivors of Hurricane Katrina; she's given $1.7 million to schools, $21.6 to charity, and $35 million to her own viewers in need. That's all pretty amazing and borderline unbelievable.
When she came to receive her prize, Ellen's speech centered on the importance of generosity and kindness.
"Being nice and generous and kind isn't something anyone should do in hopes of getting an award. Instead, it's simply something we should do as part of being human."
"We have a lot of people watching in a lot of different countries," she says. "And I want everyone to know that we all really, really love one another. Deep down we all love one another, and we need to get back to that. We need more of that right now in the world. That is what most of us feel."
And in her closing, she offered her wish for the world: love, kindness, and understanding.
Watch the presentation and speech below.
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