There was an extra special someone who showed up to surprise DeGeneres - her wife, Portia de Rossi.
Inspired by Ellen's personal hero Dian Fossey, de Rossi gave her a truly unique and wonderful gift.
Ellen DeGeneres was so touched by her wife's heartfelt birthday gift, she burst into tears of joy.
Ellen looking confused while waiting for her birthday surprise.
Ellen DeGeneres really should be named Ellen the Generous. She rolled out on a gift electric scooter that had a basket filled with coupons.
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The talk show host would later reveal the real reason why they were attending the two-day birthday celebration. "Last summer, DeGeneres shared an adorable shot of herself and her wife on their wedding day, writing, "@PortiadeRossi and I got married 9 years ago today.
The Scandal actress continued to reveal that Ellen has not felt like she has been "doing enough" and wanted to her a gift in light of that.
Before her untimely death in 1985, Fossey was known for her extensive research of mountain gorillas, and for establishing the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. 'It had to represent who you are and what you really care about'.
After the video's conclusion, Ellen burst into tears - see, it really was the flawless gift! "You've done awesome work for elephants and you can just continue and support whatever you want to do", de Rossi explained.
She added that they were already aware of the Ellen DeGeneres' upcoming project, and that the government pledged to work with her to make sure that their efforts in Rwanda's conservation are successful. "I've never had so many jobs in my life." she said, referencing the many shows she hosts along with her lifestyle brand and production company.