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This story might bring a bittersweet tear to your eye.

Jade Pohlman, 21, had sent Ellen an email, explaining her family’s heartbreaking story. Jade Pohlman, 21, was shocked when Ellen called her up to the stage during her show. They were once considered a wealthy family, living in a large house in an affluent area. But when the great recession hit, the family lost nearly everything. Their father was a successful architect and was hit hard during the housing crisis.

Jade explained that the gave up their cars and house, and moved into the woods, camping until they could afford a new home. WATCH what Ellen did for the family to help them get back on their feet.