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Ellen DeGeneres gives $10,000 to waitress who paid soldiers' tab

Ellen DeGeneres gives $10,000 to waitress who paid soldiers' tab

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.

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