Ellen's incredible gift for the bride that shared a dance with her terminally ill father

Publish Date
Friday, 25 January 2019, 12:29PM

Ellen DeGeneres has made our hearts explode for the most amazing reason.

Just like the rest of us, the talk show host was deeply moved after seeing the heart-warming viral video of a bride dancing with her terminally ill, wheelchair-bound father on her wedding day.

She was so moved in fact, that she tracked the Alabama bride, Marry Bourne Butts, down and invited her and her new husband James onto The Ellen Show to give us all some details about the situation.


Mary explained that she and her father Jim – who has since sadly passed after his battle with brain cancer – loved to dance together and so she wanted to make sure that they could have that moment on her special day.

Not only did their story, and video has everyone tearing up – but Ellen decided to take things one step further by surprising the newlyweds with a special wedding gift …  a cheque for $25,000!

How special is that?! … We definitely need to track down a tissue box now!