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Ellen Surprises Jimmy Kimmel With Hospital Room Named After Son Billy

Ellen DeGeneres is famous for making celebrity guests howl with laughter on her talk show, but on Tuesday's episode, the funny woman actually made Jimmy Kimmel cry tears of gratitude. 

DeGeneres surprised Kimmel by revealing that a room at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles has been named in honor of his son Billy, who underwent surgery as an infant to correct a congenital heart defect. 

"That will forever be the Billy Kimmel room," she said, before adding that several of Billy's nurses were in the audience at the show. 

Kimmel reacted by telling them jokingly, "You should be at work!"

Young Billy is six months old today. He is healthy and happy and we are all very grateful for your prayers, good wishes, thoughts and support of @ChildrensLA and children's hospitals in your area.

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Thanks to all who stood up and spoke out from this happy guy and his less-fortunate friends #GoodbyeGrahamCassidy

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Each year, the Heart Institute at Children's Hospital Los Angeles performs nearly 1,000 heart surgeries and provides the very best care for every child—whether or not a child’s father is famous. Billy Kimmel is one of those children. Read more: bit.ly/chla-jimmykimmel [link in bio]

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