Ellen DeGeneres was recently honored by President Obama with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but there was one problem — when she arrived to the White House, she realized she forgot her I.D.!

The talk show host told “Extra’s” Mario Lopez, “When you’re getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom, I didn’t think I needed I.D.”

She then figured out a way to get in, sharing, “I was just sitting on the bench trying to figure out what I was going to do. Portia was like, "I’ve got to take a picture," and we posted it on Twitter — and within 10 minutes, they said, 'You can come in.’"

The power of social media came to Ellen and Portia’s rescue!

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