Ellen DeGeneres gave a same-sex couple a surprise which brought them in tears.
Kate Austin and Sarah Sulsenti are celebrating their recent engagement; however, they were saddened by the news that their parents are not going to the wedding. They admitted that both their parents did not approve of their relationship.
In her Twitter account, Kate Austin posted a photo of her and fiance, Sarah, as they celebrated their engagement in Paris in front of the Eiffel tower. She tagged Ellen DeGeneres and Chrissy Teigen in the photo.
In her post, she told DeGeneres and Teigen that their parents are not attending their wedding because they do not approve of her being gay. She then asked if it were possible for the two to walk her down the aisle and dance with her during the "father-daughter" dance at the after-party.
"Please come my fiance and I would cry #shootingmyshot" Austin wrote.
Ellen then responded, "See you tomorrow."
In a segment of her show "Show Me Your Tweets" on Tuesday night, DeGeneres showed the audience Austin's tweet and called the couple on stage. During the brief interview, Austin revealed that she came out publicly about five years ago. She also admitted that since then, she has had a rocky relationship with her mom because her parents could not accept her gender preference.
"My mom has said every terrible thing one could imagine," Austin said.
DeGeneres, however, said that she could not make it to their wedding, but she gave them a surprise and they could not help but smile.
It was a cardboard stand of her that came with a hilarious but cute retractable arm that holds a tissue. Both Austin and Sulsenti became sentimental almost in tears. The tissue was just perfect because a moment after that, DeGeneres took out the real surprise.
Ellen called onstage the chosen friends and family members of the couple who were supportive of their relationship. Sulentic got down on one knee and re-enacted the proposal in front of their family, friends and Ellen, who they considered as their biggest influence in the relationship.
Austin turned to DeGeneres and told her, "If it weren't for someone like you, I wouldn't have the courage to come out here and propose to my Fiancee."
While wiping away her tears, Austin added that there are so many people who do not accept it, but Ellen paved the way for queer women to come out and embrace who they are.
"Everybody deserves love," Ellen told Sulsenti and Austin.
Ellen DeGeneres said that she believes that love is the most important thing in the world. She thinks it is the only thing that truly matters in life.
DeGeneres is set to receive the Carol Burnett Award at the Golden Globes next year. It is an award given to those who have had "outstanding contributions to the television on and off-screen."
DeGeneres is being honored for her on-screen work, not to mention her philanthropic work. She has lent her voice in a platform for those who could not speak for themselves.