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Ellen surprises Georgia man, founder of literacy non-profit with $25,000 during show

He thought he was coming down to play 'Holey Roller' on the show.

ATLANTA — Stan Tucker has a passion for helping children. 

He strives to be a leader in the community and does so by sharing free books with children -- and teaching them the importance of connecting with others through kindness. 

Today on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Tucker gets a surprise of his own.

The Statham, Ga., man is the founder of the non-profit organization, "Leap For Literacy." 

According to the website, he adopted acts of kindness as currency to give students the opportunity to choose free books from his exciting Read 'n Roll truck. Students can also participate in several other literacy-based initiatives through his school partnerships. 

Ellen calls Tucker down from the audience on the show thinking he was going to get a chance to win money playing the game "Holey Roller."

Tucker shares with Ellen that he provides free books for elementary school students to help promote reading and shares just how important the books can be for the underprivileged kids.

Although Stan missed both his chances playing the game, Ellen gives the philanthropist $25,000 to help his cause, courtesy of the upcoming series “Nancy Drew” on The CW.

The show airs today on 11Alive at 4 p.m. Also on the show is Adam Levine. 


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