“Be kind to one another”. Those are the famous words American TV-host Ellen DeGeneres, from “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, keeps saying to viewers all over the world everyday. She begins each show with a short monologue followed by a dance, which brings her into the audience before she settles into her onstage chair. She tends to end each show by exhorting her audience to be kind to one another.
Given is as good as getting
Her show does a lot more than just entertaining viewers with celebrities, dancing and acts. She also surprises her audience with gifts, sponsored by the company of the gift. That goes even further! A lot of the time Ellen gifts money to families, groups or individuals with a touching story. The joy and happiness from viewing those people getting what they truly deserve, makes Ellen a real Nobel Prize contestant in my eyes.
Ellen doesn’t have to give all the time. Sometimes getting something yourself is also a good thing. In Ellen’s case it was to receive the Medal of Freedom (the highest civilian award of the United States, which recognizes those people who have made “an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors”).
President Barack Obama gave this medal to Ellen because of “her courage and kindness that helped change the hearts and minds of millions of Americans”.
Deserving it more than anyone else
Truth be told, Ellen is just awesome. Her spirit, actions and kindness should be a reminder to the world, that we are here for each other and that we have to work with each other. With a little laughter and a dance, Ellen makes the world a better place. Each and everyday.
For that, Ellen deserves our Nobel Prize.