Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres surprises audience member Nikki Cullors from DeSoto by sending her to Walmart to complete her holiday shopping on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"  on Wednesday, Dec. 13th. 

Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres surprises audience member Nikki Cullors from DeSoto by sending her to Walmart to complete her holiday shopping on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"  on Wednesday, Dec. 13th. 

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Like any other day, DeSoto resident Nikki Cullors was running an errand.

Except this time, it was for one of TV's biggest stars: Ellen DeGeneres. 

On Wednesday's show, Ellen called the special education teacher from the audience. DeGeneres said she ordered gifts from Walmart and asked for help picking them up because she was "stuck here doing the show and I need someone to help me and go pick up my gifts."

Cullor took a breath and said, "OK."

What followed ended up with a breathless Cullors on "a holiday shopping spree," racing down the aisles to get as much stuff as she could into her cart -- which looked like the big Sam's Club carts, not the regular ones -- in 60 seconds. An Ellen correspondent helped her out with another cart. Then Ellen had another surprise for the mother of three: a $5,000 Walmart gift card.

The audience didn't go home empty; they each got a $200 Walmart gift card.

The lesson here? When a TV star calls to ask you for "a huge favor," you might want to consider it.

Ellen airs daily at 3 p.m. on NBC (Ch. 5).

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