Waitress Pays for Female Soldiers' Lunch Bill, Ellen Invites to Her Show and She Gets a Surprise She Never Expected

Posted on Mar 16, 2017

Sarah is a waitress who heard female soldiers, members of the National Guard, discussing something. What she heard made her pay for their lunch, but you won't believe what happened next. Ellen, the famous talk show host, did something unexpected. Take a look.

1. It All Happened at a Ruby Tuesday Restaurant in New Hampshire

It All Happened at a Ruby Tuesday Restaurant in New Hampshire
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Sarah heard them talking about the fact that they couldn't afford their lunch. During the government shutdown in 2016, there was a furlough and they didn't get paychecks. They had to set a limit to what they ordered.

2. Sarah Knew the Struggle Herself

Sarah Knew the Struggle Herself
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Sarah's son was almost 1 year old at the time, so she knew what it meant to limit expenses and save money. Because she could relate to the financial issue, she paid the bill.

3. Instead of the Bill, She Gave Them a Note

Instead of the Bill, She Gave Them a Note
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Their meal was $27.75, and in the note, it stated the following: "Thanks to the government shutdown, the people like you that protect this country aren’t getting paid. However, I still am. Lunch is on me! Thank you for serving, ladies!"

4. Later That Day

Later That Day
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She went home and even had trouble paying for gas, but what she didn't know is that the female soldiers posted her note online.

5. This Is the Note She Wrote

This Is the Note She Wrote
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Because she knew what it was like to have financial problems, she paid the bill herself with her own minimum wage.

6. Ellen Heard About It after the Ordeal Went Viral

Ellen Heard About It after the Ordeal Went Viral
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Ellen DeGeneres, the famous talk show host, invited her to come on the show. Sarah agreed, but she never expected this to happen on live TV.

7. Sarah Got a Surprise

Sarah Got a Surprise
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Ellen wanted to reimburse her for the sum she paid, exactly $27.75! She wanted to give her the money. But Sarah didn't know the whole story, Ellen was planning something else.

8. A New TV!

A New TV!
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Sarah said she doesn't watch the show because she didn't have a TV, and Ellen gave her one that was top of the line. Sarah's new TV is huge! But that was only the beginning. Ellen stood up and did something completely unexpected.

9. Ellen Showed Her the Real Surprise!

Ellen Showed Her the Real Surprise!
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She gave her a check for $10,000! It was really an emotional moment for everyone.

10. Sarah Was in Tears

Sarah Was in Tears
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It was aired live on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' and Sarah couldn't hold back the tears. Her good deed was awarded by Ellen, and the world couldn't believe how happy she was.

11. Check Out Her Reaction in the Show Here

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