Generous Waitress Gets One Giant Tip

Sarah Hoidahl showed that even the smallest act of kindness can have huge rewards. The New Hampshire waitress picked up the tab for two National Guard soldiers furloughed due to the government shutdown. Buying her customers' meal cost her $27.75, but she was repaid hundreds of times over during her appearance on "Ellen"!

Sarah spoke with us backstage to share how excited she was to receive a $10,000 check (and more!) from Ellen. Check it out!

Watch Sarah's full chat with Ellen right here!