Look. Surprising veterans never gets old.
And the holidays just makes it even more impactful and meaningful, which is why celebrities and talk shows often reach out and give back to troops during this time of year. Ellen is no different — but this "Greatest Night of Giveaways" just got better and better.
I watched the whole thing. With the sound on. I recommend you do the same:
Marine reservist Lance Cpl. Roy Webster and his mother were guests on the show, which already started out strong.
Since Iron Man is Webster's favorite movie, Ellen pretended like she was going to give him a DVD of Avengers: Endgame but instead, Robert Downey Jr. popped out of a box.
This would have been enough.
But that wasn't the surprise.
No. RDJ was just there to be an elf who help dole out more surprises.
USMC Lance Corporal Roy Gill's Story: Third-Grade Teacher Helped Him Triumph Over Adversity
The nineteen year-old Marine didn't have an easy time growing up, but he credits his mother and his third-grade teacher for helping him learn about how to take care of others.
So Ellen decided to bring out his teacher.
THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN ENOUGH.
But Ellen wasn't done. She gave the teacher and her husband an all-expenses paid trip to Hawaii.
THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN ENOUGH!!!
But Ellen still wasn't done. Grab some tissues and watch the first video above to see what she did next.
Happy Holidays, everybody. Take care of each other out there.