Have you guys heard of the 2020 tip challenge? It’s easy and comprised of just two steps:
1.) Leave denominations of 2020 on service bills to make someone’s day while sending them into the new year on a positive note.
2.) Upload a photo of the bill to social media to attract others to share the wealth, and more importantly, signaling to everyone what a great person you are. Ladi-FUCKING-da.
I, for one, am a sucker for a heartwarmer even if it requires ingesting a bit of baked-in self-promotion.
Donnie Wahlberg is a man who wears a lot of different hats: founding member of New Kids on the Block, older brother to Mark Wahlberg, Blue Bloods actor, husband to Jenny McCarthy, hamburger salesman.
The 50-year-old legitimately changed the trajectory of someone’s life after leaving a $2,020 tip on a $76 bill from IHOP in St Charles, Illinois in the finals days of 2019.
McCarthy was in charge of the deserved clout chase.
Information I’ll Never Use: Donnie Wahlberg’s signature looks like a sperm.
The trend began over the weekend when a couple dining at Thunder Bay River Restaurant in Alpena, a town in Northeast Michigan gifted their waitress a $2,020 tip on a $23.33 bill. “Happy New Year. 2020 Tip Challenge,” they wrote on their bill.
The recipient of the tip was waitress Danielle Franzoni, a recovering addict who had been living in a homeless shelter. Not anymore.
“Things like this don’t happen to people like me,” Ms Franzoni said to Alpena Times. “I’m gonna build a future because of this. My kids have a future, and I have a home. It’s a really big deal.”
Danielle, who claimed she broke down in tears, plans to use some part of the tip to get her driver’s license back, finish her girls’ bedrooms, and store the rest away for a nest egg.
“They don’t know nothing about my story, they don’t know where I’ve come from, they don’t know how hard it’s been,” Franzoni marvelled. “They’re really just doing this out of the kindness of their heart.”
Feed me more, my heart is GROWING!!!
I FEEL THINGS AGAIN!!!