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New Hampshire Waitress Sarah Hoidahl Picks Up Check For Furloughed National Guard Soldiers

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A waitress at a Ruby Tuesday’s in Concord, N.H., might not have wanted to become the center of attention, but she deserves to be after what she did during a recent shift at work.

Waitress Sarah Hoidahl treated a couple of National Guard soldiers to their meal after they mentioned they’ve been furloughed, according to MSN.

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The two women who were enjoying lunch at Hoidahl’s table had mentioned that money is tight during the furlough and Hoidahl decided to do what she could to help out when it came to pay for the meal.

"I was kind of like, 'I'm gonna do a good deed today.' And I wrote them a little note," Hoidahl told NECN.

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The note reportedly read: That note 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!"

Hoidahl’s gracious gesture was reportedly met with a hug and happiness. No one spoke about it, but word got out when the waitress’ manager's mother-in-law, who is a chief warrant officer with the National Guard, saw a picture of the note Wednesday night. She shared the story with Major General Bill Reddell.

"Thanks. We know you're a single mom. You didn't have to do this, and it's just unbelievable what you did. So, thank you," Reddell stated.

Sources: MSN, NECN