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Wow, talk about paying it forward!

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  • Showbiz Tonight goes one-on-one with waitress Sarah Hoidahl about her new claim to fame
  • Hoidahl picked up the lunch tab for two furloughed soldiers during the government shutdown
  • Hoidahl’s act of kindness went viral and Ellen Degeneres rewarded her with a huge tip!

A New Hampshire waitress just got the surprise of her life on the Ellen Degeneres Show, a $10,000 tip!  Ellen invited Sarah Hoidahl onto her show after hearing the waitress picked up the $27.75 lunch tab of two furloughed National Guard soldiers during the federal government’s shutdown.

Hoidahl not only paid the bill, she left a note for the soldiers thanking them for their service to our country.  That note went viral and gave Hoidahl a new claim to fame.

“I was so overwhelmed with emotion. I just started crying,” Hoidahl tells Showbiz Tonight. “When I looked at the check I was just so happy.”

Wait till you find out what she’s doing with her big money reward!  Watch Showbiz Tonight at 11 pm ET/PT on HLN!

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