Years ago, there was a famous video of a woman hearing for the first time. Her reaction touched the hearts of millions of people around the world. Apparently it also touched the heart of celebrity superstar Ellen DeGeneres. It turns out there was more to the story.

You see, she had to pay out of pocket for the procedure, which cost upward of $30,000. Since she was such an amazing daughter-in-law, her mother-in-law decided to cash in her small retirement to help pay for the procedure. Ellen apparently thought this was unfair, and she helps this loving family in one of the best ways possible.