Grab the Tissues: Ellen DeGeneres Surprised Jimmy Kimmel with a Tribute for His Son Billy
Just when we thought Oprah Winfrey’s gift for Katherine Swati Kaling was the greatest “cool aunt” move we’ve ever seen, Ellen DeGeneres pulled through with a special tribute in honor of the one and only Billy Kimmel.
Jimmy Kimmel appeared on today’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he talked about his 10-month-old son, Billy, who was born with a rare heart condition. In a total Ellen move, the daytime host surprised Kimmel with a dedication that moved him (and us) to tears.
At the 2:50 mark, DeGeneres reveals that she pulled a few strings at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in honor of Kimmel’s son. She says one of the rooms on the Heart Institute floor is now dedicated to Billy before cutting to a video featuring hospital staff standing next to a plaque bearing his name.
We’re not crying, you’re crying.