Celebrities tend to post a lot on social media. It’s the way they keep their fans informed on what they do on a daily basis. I won’t complain, would you?
The New Kids on the Block band member and Blue Bloods star Donnie Wahlberg is no exception to this. He was recently in Charlotte, North Carolina in the local Waffle House. Wahlberg has been a long-time fan of the place.
He always gets to know the servers that take care of him at the breakfast joint and makes sure to thank them on social media. He does that every time he visits any of the places. It’s his way of thanking them for the good service he always gets.
Another night …
— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) July 1, 2017
— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) June 26, 2017
— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) June 30, 2017
However, this time, he did a little more than just posting about his experience at the place. The group’s bill for their food, hash browns, steak, and eggs was $82.60, but Wahlberg left a tip that left all the servers in shock. He added that his parents worked as waiters for years, and maybe that’s why he treats them the way he does.
“My mom waited tables, and my dad tended bars, for years! So, when I walk into a #WaffleHouse, and the staff treats me like a king, you better believe I treat them like queens! Thanks to the team at @wafflehouseofficial Charlotte, NC!” he wrote on his Facebook page.
Wahlberg posted a picture of himself with the servers, along with the bill, a bill with a $2,000 tip!
“Our sweet waitress was still shaking as she delivered our coffee,” Allison Kalama told CNN. She is a big NKOTB fan and went to the restaurant after seeing the Facebook Live video Wahlberg had made. She and her friend were captured in a selfie with the musician and actor.
“They were screaming and cheering! It was very gracious and generous of him to leave such a great amount ” said Cindy Higashi , about the servers reactions.
That wasn’t all he did, as he gave backstage passes and tickets to NKOTB’s show for the following night.
“I know him to have a huge heart and incredibly generous with both his time and affection,” Kalama said. “And apparently now his wallet as well.”
It’s amazing stuff like this that make the world a better place.