HAMPSHIRE, UK: Ellen DeGeneres has given a generous waitress $10,000. The talk show host reached out to Sarah Hoidahl in Concord, New Hampshire, after she heard that the server recently picked up the lunch tab for two National Guard soldiers affected by the US government’s shutdown. Ellen was so touched by news of Sarah’s kind gesture, which saw her pay the soldiers’ $27.25 lunch bill, that she presented her with a cheque for $10,000 on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’. She also reimbursed her for the bill and gave her a brand new 50-inch TV.–ES