Jimmy Kimmel suprised by Ellen DeGeneres with a special dedication to his son Billy,
Ellen DeGeneres, not only helped Jimmy Kimmel raise a million dollars for Billy but also dedicated a room in children's hospital
It has been an emotional ride for Jimmy Kimmel and also for us, the viewers, to see the TV host go through an emotional journey in the past 12 months. Last May, he revealed that his son Billy was born with a genetic heart disease that required immediate surgeries.
This year's Oscars host has since made several emotional pleas on his show in the name of beneficial health care reform for all and raising money for Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
In his show, he has also delivered heartfelt monologues in the wake of several tragic incidents, including the most recent shooting in Parkland, Florida.
On February 27, the late-night host attended the Ellen DeGeneres Show and self-admitted to be a "crier".
"It's embarrassing to me. I try not to cry," Kimmel told DeGeneres. "I pinch my hand."
He even narrated an anecdote of how he cried at a wedding and had to be consoled by the family.
But for a change, Jimmy had a happy emotional surprise waiting for him on the DeGeneres show.
"We called our friends at Children's Hospital LA," she told him. "We have named one of the rooms of the Heart Institute floor in honor of Billy."
A footage was played on the screen and hospital staff members were standing in a room with a sign that read "In Honor of Billy Kimmel."
Billy's father, didn't immediately break into tears, but he did take a moment to discreetly wipe his eye.
"That will forever be the Billy Kimmel room," DeGeneres said. The audience were emotional and Ellen revealed Billy's nurses were also in the audience.
"You should be at work!" Kimmel playfully shouted at them.
The grateful and overwhelmed comedian gave Ellen a kiss and said thank you. "Thank you very much," he said on a serious note. "That means a lot to me."
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