See the broadcast of "The Ellen Show" where two women were given a large holiday gift from the show's host, in return for the ways they frequently care for others around them.
Watch Julia and Sonia Hawkins' reactions when they learn that Ellen DeGeneres chose them to win a $25,000 shopping spree at Best Buy Orland Park, and then later they find out they are given another $25,000 to help with their own expenses. DeGeneres said she chose the Chicago mother and daughter because of how giving they are to others. Read on for what was seen Thursday night and Friday morning outside the store.
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' popped into the Best Buy in Orland Park on Thanksgiving, surprising one lucky family from the South Side with a shopping spree and thousands of dollars in Best Buy goodies—and handing out $50,000 in gift cards to others.
They came in hordes and formed a line thousands long—the length of a strip mall, out around the corner, and north along LaGrange Road. Amidst Black Friday excitement and rumors of a cameo by Ellen DeGeneres, eager shoppers and fans flocked to Best Buy in Orland Park on Thanksgiving, hoping to snag a prized purchase, and a glimpse of the talk show host. Though DeGeneres did not appear and most might have been disappointed, one lucky family's day got a lot brighter. A South Side family chosen from millions of contest entrants was treated to a Best Buy shopping spree and thousands of dollars in giftcards, courtesy of The Ellen Show. Members of the show's production staff were mum on how they chose the winning family, whose name is being …