Ellen DeGeneres Pays It Forward to Waitress

The television host gifts a waitress who paid for National Guard soldiers' meal during shutdown $10,000

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New Hampshire waitress Sarah Hoidahl just wanted to do something nice for two National Guard soldiers affected by the government shutdown, so she picked up their $27.75 lunch tab.

On Friday, Ellen DeGeneres paid her the $27.75 back in cash, and threw in a $10,000 check and a 50-inch TV, the Associated Press reports.

“You’re a good person,” DeGeneres said on her show, as Hoidahl was overcome with emotion.