Christmas Gift: Home Sweet Home

Jennifer Hudson surprises assistant with new home for the holidays.
3:00 | 01/04/14

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She was the contestant on american idol, finishing far from first. Jennifer hudson proving to everyone they were wrong. Now it's her assistant winning big. He's reena ninan. Reporter: It's a scene similar to the ones she played on the big screen as carrie bradshaw's assistant who was gifted a big surprise. Oh my god. My very own louis vuitton? Reporter: This time it's actress and singer jennifer hudson who's doing the gifting. hudson, surprising her longtime assistant with a new house. The singer posting the video on her instagram page. The two have been friends since grade school. By her side while she endured the heartbreak of a lifetime, the murder of her mother, brother, and nephew. Killed in their chicago home. Other celebrities realize the power of giving back, oprah winfrey giving a cruise to the mediterranean for 100 of her harpo staffers. And brad pitt, $80,000 on gifts for his vineyard staff in france. And it's gone viral now, receiving more than 24,000 likes.

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