Michelle Obama and Ellen DeGeneres teamed up to surprise a Southeast Washington, D.C., elementary school kids and give them some amazing gifts.
The school kids of Randle Highlands Elementary School were brimming with holiday spirit on “Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways” this week. Ellen DeGeneres enlisted the former First Lady of America to surprise students with a new basketball court, updated computers and iPads for every student.
“When I look out at all of you, I see a room full of future doctors and teachers and engineers and presidents. And I want to make sure you all have the tools you need right now to help make that happen,” Obama said.
The students jumped up and down, clapping their hands at the news. One of the teachers is seen in the video moved to tears, mouthing the words, “Thank you.”
Later in the video, Obama also announces gifts for a brand new outdoor basketball court, new Apple computers for the school, new laptops for the teachers, and iPads for each student.
Watch the video below.
“Obama!” one little girl shouts out in excitement when Obama drops by her computer lab class.
“I stood still, I could not move,” Principal Kristie Edwards says of her shock in seeing the former first lady.
Obama presents Edwards with a gift box filled with $100,000 from DeGeneres, saying the money is “to help you cover whatever expenses that you have for the school, whether it’s for the food pantry or whether it’s computer programs.”
“We hope that this will make sure that you won’t have to go into your pockets any longer for these kids because we know how amazing you guys are,” Obama says.