Ellen DeGeneres gives $10,000 to waitress

London: TV host and stand-up comedian Ellen DeGeneres was so impressed with a waitress` good deed in New Hampshire that she donated a huge sum to her.

DeGeneres got to know that waitress Sarah Hoidahl wanted to do something nice for two soldiers affected by the federal government`s shutdown, so she picked up their lunch tab. It cost her $27.75. After learning that, the popular host not only paid Haidahl the $27.75 but also gave her a cheque of $10,000, reports dailymail.co.uk.

Hoidahl, 21, is a single mother.

One of the National Guards posted a photo of Hoidahl and a copy of her note on social networking website Facebook and DeGeneres eventually found out about it.

Apart from the two cheques, DeGeneres also gave her a 50-inch television set.

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