Ellen Degeneres is at it again! She is paying it forward after someone else paid it forward. Ellen found out about a good deed via the internet, her producers saw it on Facebook and bam, the rest is history!
A New Hampsire waitress recently picked up the lunch tab of two National Guard soldiers affected by the federal government’s shutdown. Sarah Hoidahl, a waitress in Concord, N.H., just wanted to do a nice thing for the soldiers, so she recently picked up their lunch tab. It cost her $27.75.
On Friday, DeGeneres took notice and gave Hoidahl $27.75 in cash and a check for $10,000. An emotional Hoidahl buried her face in her hands and thanked DeGeneres as the talk show host repeated “You’re a good person.”
The New Hampshire National Guard posted a picture on its Facebook page about Hoidahl’s Act of Kindness and that is how Ellen found out.
In addition to the money, Ellen also gave her a 50-inch television.