LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Kentucky woman was honored on "Live with Kelly and Ryan" Friday for her selfless act of kindness.

Amy Turley and Ed Johnston, both of Kentucky, were complete strangers. Turley was having a difficult year, losing several people close to her. She was ready for something good to happen.

She kept seeing Johnston's post on Facebook about needing a kidney transplant.

Turley reached out to him and they were a match. Johnston had the transplant last month.

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest heard about Turley as part of their national contest, "Live's Holiday Wish List." They received countless letters about deserving people with stories of giving.

"We loved your story so much and we were so inspired by it that we wanted to tell you that we have a surprise for you," Ripa said. "You're our winner!"

They surprised Turley and her family with a trip to Disney World and $10,000.

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