Ellen Surprises Chicago Woman With 50K


Following the polar vortex that hit Chicago last week, a Chicago woman is getting a big reward for being a VERY good Good Samaritan.

Candice Payne, a real estate developer, took matters into her own hands when it came to keeping the homeless warm during the extreme weather. She called around to over 70 hotel and motel rooms asking if she could buy a lot of rooms to house the homeless. Sadly, many hotels turned her away saying "it would be bad for business."

She was successful though is finding willing hotels. Her extremely selfless and kind act went viral on social media causing daytime TV host, Ellen to reach out.

Ellen was so moved by her kindness she gifted Candice a $25,000 Walmart gift card and an additional $25,000 in cash.