There’s a 22 year old woman named Sarah Hoidahl who lives in New Hampshire and is working as a waitress to support her daughter. She’s a single mother living with her mom who is just trying to make ends meet. Recently Sarah was working when two female soldiers came in to eat at the restaurant she works at but could only choose cheap things from the menu because they weren’t getting paid due to the government shutdown.
Their bill came to $27.75 but instead of bringing them the bill, Sarah brought the two National Guard Soldiers a thank you note for their service and said she covered their tab. The two women ended up posting the note on Facebook and Ellen caught wind of it and had Sarah on the show. Ellen gave Sarah $27.75, the amount she forked over for the bill, a big screen tv and one more thing….a check for $10,000!!!! Quite the pay off for doing a good deed.