Ellen was brought to tears when she found out what this teacher does for her students

By Marni Dixit January 28, 2016

Ellen Degeneres is constantly doing good and inspiring us by introducing us to those who often go above and beyond the call of duty, and Sonya Romero is definitely one of those people.

Ellen doesn't normally join in on the crying, but it seems that when it came to kindergarten teacher, Sonya Romero, she just couldn't help it (and neither could we!).

Sonya starts every day at Lew Wallace Elementary School by asking if all the children have eaten breakfast, have clean clothes, and have brushed their teeth which takes about an hour every day.

But that's not all, watch the video to see just how above and beyond Sonya goes to make sure her students are happy, safe and looked after.

Ellen did what she does best and donated $20,000 to Sonya and the school in order to make things a little easier on the teacher who spends lots out of her own pocket to make sure the kids have everything they need.

Ellen cheque