She was in the right place at the right time.
While she was live on air covering Hurricane Harvey, KHOU reporter Brandi Smith saved a truck driver after she spotted his flooded cab.
After flagging down a rescue crew, Smith was able to help save Robert Roberson, the driver of the truck.
Like any true hero, from there, she got the ultimate honor: an appearance on “The Ellen Show.”
After chatting with Smith for a few minutes, host Ellen then sprung a surprise for the hero by bringing out Roberson and his wife who were secretly waiting backstage.
A tearful reunion followed, and, then, the requisite checks were presented.
The show donated $25,000 to the relief campaign in Smith’s name, and gave the Robersons $10,000 to help with their own recovery.
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