Ellen DeGeneres gets out of speeding tickets just for being a good person

Ellen DeGeneres stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live, where she shared a couple of stories about getting out of speeding tickets just because she's a good person.

DeGeneres told a story about a cop pulling her over for driving 35 mph in a 30 mph zone. Upon realizing who she was, the officer said "You do a lot of good for the world." And then he let her go without a ticket.

Another instance occurred last year, shortly after the after the Thomas fire and subsequent mudslides that affected the Montecito, California community. DeGeneres has a home there and publicly praised the first-responders and firefighters for the tireless efforts they put into saving the town. DeGeneres had some of the firefighters on her show, Ellen. She also made multiple donations to local firehouses.

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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 22: Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres wipes away tears as her citation is read before being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House November 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. Obama presented the medal to 19 living and two posthumous pioneers in science, sports, public service, human rights, politics and the arts. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 22: Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres listens as her citation is read before being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House November 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. Obama presented the medal to 19 living and two posthumous pioneers in science, sports, public service, human rights, politics and the arts. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 22: U.S. President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House November 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. Obama presented the medal to 19 living and two posthumous pioneers in science, sports, public service, human rights, politics and the arts. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama presents actress and comedian Ellen DeGeneres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, during a ceremony honoring 21 recipients, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, November 22, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 22: Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres wipes tears as actor Robert De Niro looks on during a Presidential Medal of Freedom presentation ceremony at the White House November 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor for civilians in the United States of America. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 22: Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres wipes tears during a Presidential Medal of Freedom presentation ceremony at the East Room of the White House November 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor for civilians in the United States of America. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama presents actress and comedian Ellen DeGeneres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, during a ceremony honoring 21 recipients, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, November 22, 2016. / AFP / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Actress and comedian Ellen DeGeneres (L) cries afeter US President Barack Obama presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, during a ceremony honoring 21 recipients, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, November 22, 2016. / AFP / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama presents actress and comedian Ellen DeGeneres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, during a ceremony honoring 21 recipients, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, November 22, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 22: Actor Robert De Niro and comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres share a moment during a Presidential Medal of Freedom presentation ceremony at the White House November 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor for civilians in the United States of America. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 22: Actor Robert De Niro celebrates as comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres looks on during a Presidential Medal of Freedom presentation ceremony at the White House November 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor for civilians in the United States of America. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 22: Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres leaves an East Room ceremony where she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House November 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama presented the medal to 19 living and two posthumous pioneers in science, sports, public service, human rights, politics and the arts. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Comedian Ellen DeGeneres leaves after US President Barack Obama presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, during a ceremony honoring 21 recipients, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, November 22, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 22: Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres wipes tears during a Presidential Medal of Freedom presentation ceremony at the White House November 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor for civilians in the United States of America. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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DeGeneres has long been a supporter of emergency services, in fact she just recently donated $100,000 to the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation. All of Degeneres's kind deeds and donations have not gone unnoticed. She said she pulled over in the Montecito area and the officer was so excited to meet her that he didn't issue a ticket. Instead, the two took a selfie and DeGeneres went on her way.

Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35 on ABC. Watch clips and full episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live! for free on Yahoo View.

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