Ellen DeGeneres granted a Minnesota family some holiday cheer on Thursday, after the mother unselfishly gave her son a powerful gift.

Single mother Stacey Elsenpeter is about to get the surprise of a lifetime and truly know the impact of her actions.

Stacey, who's from Andover, Minnesota has three kids. Her oldest son Zachary, who's 13 and was born with kidney failure, has had two kidney transplants and has been in and out of the hospital his entire life.

It turns out she donated her kidney to save her son's life.

It's just the type of story that'll tug at your heartstrings.

Somehow Ellen Degeneres got wind of the amazing gesture and decided to surprise Stacey Elsenpeter and her family - and it's about to become the most wonderful time of the year...

Let's watch:

Doesn't get any better than that, does it?

Stay tuned, because I can only imagine what Ellen has in store for them when they arrive on set! What a great story, and even better family!