When someone does a good deed from the core of their heart without expecting anything back… they better hope that Ellen doesn’t catch wind of it!
Most of us don’t do nice things for others expecting something in return. The point of doing something nice for another person is to brighten that person’s day. It can be as little as picking up someone’s pen if they drop it on the street, or as grand a gesture as donating thousands of dollars to a charity. These kind gestures make you feel good inside not because you know that you’re stacking up good karma points, but because you know that there are one or more people walking around with a sunnier outlook.
When this 22-year-old single mother, Sarah Hoidahl, went into her waitressing job at Ruby Tuesday one afternoon, she hadn’t planned on checking off any sort of Good Deed of the Day box on her to-do list. But, when two military servicewomen walked into her restaurant, she got to talking to them a bit. That’s how she found out that they were upon some rough times. As a single mother, Sarah understood what it means to struggle.
Sarah didn’t intend for anyone to find out what she did next, but once Ellen got her hands on her act of kindness, there was no escaping Ellen’s endless generosity.