Ellen DeGeneres, whose “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has touched the hearts of millions of viewers, was herself deeply touched by the selfless and kind act of a 21-year-old waitress who is a single mother that “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” host decided to return the kindness with $10,000, a 50-inch television, and the words, “You’re a good person,” reported People on Oct. 19, 2013.
Ellen DeGeneres’ words to the waitress, “You’re a good person,” are words that most people would agree with.
The selfless act that touched Ellen DeGeneres' heart and resulted in Ellen DeGeneres’ generous gifts for the young waitress occurred when 21-year-old waitress Sarah Hoidahl was waiting tables at a Ruby Tuesday in Concord, New Hampshire.
Sarah Hoidahl is a single mother who is dating a Marine and who has reportedly other friends in the military. When the waitress coincidentally overhead two National Guard members discussing that they were not getting paid because of the furlough -- instead of giving the two National Guard members their $27.75 lunch bill, she gave them simply a note.
"Thanks to the government shutdown the people like you that protect this country are not getting paid, however I still am. Lunch is on me thank you for serving ladies! Have a good day!"
Ellen DeGeneres found out about the waitress’ selfless and kind act after the New Hampshire National Guard posted a picture on its Facebook page.
Besides giving the 21-year-old waitress a check for $10,000 on Friday, Ellen DeGeneres also gave the single mother a 50-inch television. After having been invited already to Hollywood by producers, many people are looking forward to hopefully seeing the 21-year-old waitress on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
In response to receiving the most unexpected gifts from Ellen DeGeneres, the emotional 21-year-old waitress “buried her face in her hands and thanked DeGeneres as the talk show host repeated, ‘You're a good person’."