Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres wrote a $10,000 check Friday to a sobbing 22-year-old single mother and Ruby Tuesday waitress who paid the lunch tab of two National Guard soldiers during her afternoon shift.
“You’re a good person,” DeGeneres said, enfolding Sarah Hoidahl in a warm embrace. “You’re a good person.”
Before that DeGeneres had Hoidahl recount the good deed to the live studio audience. Hoidahl, who is pretty and blond and lives with her mother and 15-month-old son, Ashton, in Concord, N.H., said she overheard two uniformed women at lunch discussing what to eat.
They said they had to keep it light since they had been furloughed as a result of the government shutdown and were therefore not getting paid.
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