Meet Sarah Hoidahl.  She's a 22-year-old single mother living with her mom.  One day she was waiting on two soldiers, who were trying to choose inexpensive menu items, because they weren't getting paid due to the government shutdown.....

 

So Sarah decided to cover their tab, which came to $27.75.  Instead of a check, she gave them a note thanking them for their service.

 

Well, the soldier posted a picture of the note on Facebook, and that's how Ellen found out about it.

 

Ellen brought Sarah on her show Friday and gave her the $27.75.  Then she surprised Sarah by giving her a big-screen TV . . . and a check for another 10-GRAND. ..