(RIGBY, ID) – One of Ellen DeGeneres’ biggest local fans was featured on national television Tuesday. Eight-year-old Tayt Anderen of Rigby, and his mom, Chrissy, flew to Burbank, California to visit Ellen in person. Tayt is awaiting a heart transplant and has spent most of his life in hospitals. Through the years, one of his favorite pastimes has been watching Ellen each afternoon. The Andersens say they’ve been overwhelmed by the support they’ve received since they first appeared on Ellen via Skype in January. Ellen says she’s proud to call Tayt the only “boyfriend” she’s ever had.