Ellen rewarded a waitress in New Hampshire who picked up the $27.75 lunch tab of two National Guard soldiers.
The woman overheard the two servicewomen discussing being furloughed while she was waiting tables at a Ruby Tuesday. Instead of their check, she delivered a note to their table that read, “Thanks to the government shutdown the people like you that protect this country are not getting paid, however I still am. Lunch is on me thank you for serving ladies! Have a good day!”
The National Guard posted the note online, which caught the attention of Ellen DeGeneres. On her show, Ellen paid the waitress back the $27.75, then handed her a $10,000 check and a 50-inch TV.
Scroll down and watch the awesome surprise, below: