Ellen and Pharrell teamed up to help give the students at The Detroit Academy For Arts and Science the surprise of a lifetime.

Earlier this year, the students recorded an amazing version of Pharrell's smash, 'Happy.'  The video went viral, and the entire country was caught up by what an amazing job these kids did.

It's even more amazing when you learn about the everyday struggles that these students are forced to go through.  Most are very poor, and some are homeless or living in foster care.  With the love and attention of their teachers, these students are working to build better lives for themselves.

Ellen and Pharrell decided to give them a little help, by surprising them with a check for $50,000 from Shutterfly!

If this story doesn't bring a permanent smile to your face, then just watch the original video below . . . that should do the trick.