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Minnesota couple who has cared for 100 kids to appear on national TV special

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A large Minnesota family – and by large, we mean humungous – will be on national television Thanksgiving night as part of a tribute to those who deserve thanks.

ABC's "Thank You America" will include a piece about Jessica and Jason Neal a St. Cloud couple who have two biological children, have adopted six more – and have fostered another 92.

For the show, ABC's Robin Roberts surprised the Neals at their Minnesota home. Watch a preview of the segment below:

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You can read more about the Neals' story here, via an ABC News story. The program airs at 7 p.m. CST Thursday night, on ABC. It will feature America's "unsung heroes," with appearances from Taylor Swift and Jimmy Kimmel.

"Good Morning America," which Roberts is a host on, has highlighted special Minnesotans before.

In May, Austin teenager Molly Kate Kestner – who found instant fame with her YouTube song "His Daughter" appeared on the show. The video had 5.5 million views at the time. It now has more than 11 million.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=35say5G5cz8

And last year, video of a Minnesota couple recreating the a famous "Dirty Dancing" routine at their wedding prompted GMA to bring them on, to perform live.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PDlR40F-tY

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