Ellen DeGeneres surprised Walgreens (Big Bend and Clayton) cashier Mike Haynes with a large check after lots of his regular customers had already donated to help him, to thank him for his kindness.
A regular customers, Stacy Tasman, organized the fundraiser for Haynes.
Tasman said on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, “Every time I walk in I get so excited to see him. He is just so genuine and warm and kind. We wanted to come together and show him exactly what he means to us, and give us the chance to brighten his day.”
More than 280 donors gave $6,350 to the cause. Haynes lives paycheck to paycheck, and also takes care his mother.
DeGeneres, along with Shutterfly, gave Haynes an additional $10,000.