Donnie Wahlberg leaves $2,020 tip at Massachusetts restaurant to inspire giving

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FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, Donnie Wahlberg attends Variety’s third annual “Salute to Service” celebration at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York. On Nov. 7, 2020, Wahlberg left a $2,020 tip on a $35.27 lunchtime bill at a restaurant in Plymouth, Mass. (Photo by Jason Mendez/Invision/AP, File)

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Actor Donnie Wahlberg recently left a $2,020 tip at a Massachusetts restaurant, continuing his habit of leaving generous gratuities to brighten the days of wait staff.

The “Band of Brothers” and “Blue Bloods” actor and former member of boy band New Kids on the Block left the tip on a $35.27 lunchtime bill at Marshland 3A, a restaurant located in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Nov. 7.

A photo of the receipt posted by the restaurant on Facebook reads #2020TipChallenge, a hashtag that encourages people to tip generously.

“A very special thank you to our friend @donniewahlberg!,” the restaurant wrote in its post. “When asked about it all he said was ‘who’s up next?!’”

Wahlberg, a Boston native, left a $2,020 tip at an Illinois IHOP earlier this year and in 2017, left a $2,000 tip at a Waffle House in North Carolina.

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