David Canfield
February 22, 2018 AT 10:41 AM EST

Tiffany Haddish couldn’t contain her joy when Ellen DeGeneres surprised her, live on-air, by introducing her to her idol: Oprah Winfrey.

Winfrey appeared out of the blue during Haddish’s segment on Thursday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, emerging to greet her with open arms and a wide grin. Haddish, who has spoken in the past about the influence Winfrey’s had on her life, proceeded to cry in happiness, warmly embracing the media mogul before settling some unfinished business. Indeed, Haddish had to know why Winfrey never wrote her back when she sent her a letter, long before she was a star. Winfrey admitted it was probably lost: “Never send a letter to me,” she emphasized with a smile.

But this wasn’t the only Oprah-Haddish fantasy that Ellen made a reality. In December, the Girls Trip star described to DeGeneres her goal of opening “Tiff and O’s,” a mobile co-op in which Haddish and Winfrey sell veggies together. Sounds like a pipe dream, right? Well, watch the clip below and watch one breakout star’s wildest dreams come true.

And of course, watch those happy tears above.

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