Jmmy Kimmel was brought to tears thanks to a special gift from Ellen DeGeneres.
The daytime host had Kimmel on Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show where she announced she’d honored his son Billy, who was born with a rare congenital heart defect.
‘We called our friends at Children’s Hospital LA,’ the chat show host told Kimmel. ‘We have named one of the rooms of the Heart Institute floor in honor of Billy.’
Kimmel, whose 10-months-old son has undergone two major surgeries, was overjoyed seeing Billy’s doctor and nurses standing near a room labeled ‘In honor of Billy Kimmel.’
But the surprises didn’t end there, she told the late night host that many of Billy’s nurses were in the audience.
He jokingly shouted at them, ‘You should be at work!’
Before discussing his Oscar hosting duties, he graciously thanked Ellen for the thoughtful gift.
‘Wow, thank you very much’, he said. ‘This means so much to me.’