Ellen gives $10,000 to Concord waitress for soldiers’ tab
Television star Ellen DeGeneres is a big tipper. A really, really big tipper.
Concord waitress Sarah Hoidahl just wanted to do a nice thing for two National Guard soldiers affected by the federal government’s shutdown, so she picked up their lunch recently. It cost her $27.75.
Yesterday, DeGeneres squared the tab and then some: Giving 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.”
DeGeneres caught wind of Hoidahl’s act of kindness when the New Hampshire National Guard posted a picture on its Facebook page. The story spread quickly online, producers saw it and invited Hoidahl to Hollywood.
Ellen also gave her a 50-inch television.