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Donnie Wahlberg Leaves $2,020 Tip at IHOP in Saint Charles

And he’s not the only one…  but first, here’s what happened, New Year’s Day.

Mr. & Mrs. Wahlberg are known for their generosity, around here.  Did you know that the star of the long-running CBS hit TV series, Blue Bloods, is from the west suburbs of Chicago?

Donnie Wahlberg and his wife, Jenny McCarthy, enjoyed a Sunday brunch at IHOP.  She posted the receipt for their $78 bill (+ the $2,020 tip = $2,098) on Twitter:  “@DonnieWahlberg starting 2020 off like the amazing man he is.  #2020tipchallenge.”

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 15: Donnie Wahlberg attends the Keurig 2.0 Launch Pop-Up Celebration on October 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

McCarthy, who is a judge on the hit Fox show, the Masked Singer, is originally from Geneva.  She and Wahlberg married and spent their first honeymoon night at the Hotel Baker, in Saint Charles.

Meanwhile…

A Michigan server, Danielle Franzoni, feels that same kind of generosity.  Franzoni received a tip of $2,020 to kick off the New Year.

The 31-year-old single mother was working at the Thunder Bay River Restaurant in Alpena, MI, Sunday, when a generous couple left the tip – on a $23 bill, with the message:  “Happy New Year.  2020 Tip Challenge.”

Franzoni says she was living in a homeless shelter, just one year ago, and couldn’t believe the couple’s generosity.  She says she later went to another restaurant, and left a tip of $20.20 to “pay it forward.”

[Will you continue the 2020 Tip Challenge?  I think I will.  ~ Mo]



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