Ellen Recieves Medal Of Freedom

When you see someone who is always smiling cry - that's how you know it's a BIG moment. You also know that you're definitely going to need some tissues for this one too...

Ellen DeGeneres was honoured by Barack Obama for with a 'medal of freedom'. She was chosen because of her influence on LGBT rights. 

In a career spanning three decades, Ellen DeGeneres has lifted our spirits and brought joy to our lives as a stand-up comic, actor and television star. At a pivotal moment, her courage and candor helped change the hearts and minds of millions of Americans, accelerating our nation’s constant drive toward equality and acceptance for all. Ellen DeGeneres has showed us that a single individual can make the world a more fun, more open, more loving place, so long as we just keep swimming.

In true Ellen fashion, she made everyone laugh before the ceremony went down as she Tweeted her 'whoops' moment:



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