Early Thursday morning, Donnie Wahlberg, a founding member of New Kids on the Block and a current star of "Blue Bloods", posted a photo on Facebook that showed a Waffle House receipt with a $US2,000 tip.
While he was waiting for his food he broadcasted to Facebook Live, introducing his social media audience to the waitstaff, his crew and other customers.
The Observer reported that Wahlberg left a $2,000 tip for an $82.60 meal. After Thursday's Charlotte stop, the tour continues to Georgia and Florida. "So, when I walk into a #WaffleHouse, and the staff treats me like a king, you better believe I treat them like queens!"
And for those wondering, the New Kids singer ordered a Waffle House staple: steak, eggs, and bacon. At the table with him is a Charlotte woman named Jasmine, who Wahlberg presented tickets and back stage passes for both her and her mom.
One employee, Jasmine, says she can not wait to take her mom to the show. "Who gets tickets and brings their mom?"
Donnie Wahlberg paid it forward majorly to a North Carolina waitress. We hope Jasmine (and her mom) have a great time at the concert and that Mr. Wahlberg keeps frequenting Waffle Houses.