New Hampshire Waitress’ Good Deed Goes Viral, Rewarded



As was reported here by Concord, New Hampshire’s blog about a month back, New Hampshire native Sarah Hoidahl decided, simply and as its own reward, to do something nice.

While working her table waiting gig at Concord’s Ruby Tuesday’s restaurant, Sarah got to talking with two National Guardswomen customers, who spoke of their having been furloughed due to the government shutdown. Instead of delivering a bill to the table at the end of the meal, Sarah offered a note thanking the women for their service to our country, and explaining that their lunch had been paid for.

The Guardswomen then took to Facebook, posting the note and expressing their gratitude, and from there this small act of decency grew legs, and galloped across the Web, and right into the lap of Ellen Degeneres; which you’ll see in the embedded video above. Although this Ellen clip has been online since mid-October, it has really started to rack up views this week.

In the clip, Ellen, being the kind sort she is, lavishes cash and prizes upon Sarah — a single, working mother, who never expected all this  — and we all feel a bit warmer and fuzzier for a moment.