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.”
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.
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]