In December 2002, Oprah and her team packed up their bags and flew to South Africa on an incredible mission: to hand-deliver gifts to 50,000 children. The journey took them across a hundred miles to see children from 63 different schools, many of whom had never received a present in their entire lives. Recently, Oprah took a moment on "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" to reflect back on the trip she now describes as "one of the greatest experiences of my life."
To pull off this massive gift exchange, more than 100 people were involved in a five-month planning process that began in Chicago. When the team arrived in South Africa, Oprah said she felt connected to the children. "I could feel what they were feeling, and I have never known such joy," she said.