Donnie Wahlberg, an American singer and songwriter, was a founding member of the boy band New Kids on the Block, which had success in the late 1980s and early 1990s.During this time, he was the object of many young girls’ affections, particularly during the band’s peak popularity.
But Wahlberg is more than just a pretty face; he also has a kind and kind spirit.
We have heard tales of persons working in the food and hospitality industries being given large amounts of money as tips by satisfied clients in recognition of the superior quality of service they provided.
Because he has a history of lavishly tipping waiters, Wahlberg is not unfamiliar with this practice. Back in the year 2020, he participated in the 2020 Tip Challenge by giving a waitress a substantial sum of money as a tip.
When Bethany Provencher approached Mark Wahlberg’s table, she later said that she had a moment of star-struck awe. Therefore, she hastened to the nearest restroom in order to make a phone call to her mother and inform her of the wonderful news.
“Ma, Donnie Wahlberg is sitting at my table,” Provencher said.
Provencher divulged the information that “when I was a youngster, my mum stood in line for three to four hours to get tickets so that I could go see him. I attended two of his performances, and he glanced at me twice while we were there,” she said.
At that moment, Provencher’s joy was beyond what she could hold, so she immediately informed her management of the fantastic news. However, her boss cautioned her to “play it cool” in the situation.
Provencher said that she had made every effort to provide them the highest quality of service that was within her capabilities. As a result, she was given the award that she earned when Wahlberg and his buddies departed.
“He handed the receipt in a rolled up state and told me not to open it until he had left the store. I responded by saying, “Okay, thank you folks, come back.” After that, I opened it, and I was so startled that I nearly fell to the ground,” she added.
She checked the receipt as soon as Wahlberg had gone, and she was taken aback to see that they had been tipped 25 times the amount that they had spent for their meal.
They consumed solely breakfast meals totaling $78.45 worth of food. But the gratuity that Wahlberg left for Provencher was astronomical: they handed her $2,020.
“I couldn’t help but start weeping. It was so unbelievable to me. I mean, who does anything like that? I am a single mother, and I have just moved into an apartment with my kid. I live by myself, so I battle every day to make ends meet.
And with the money I’ve saved, I’ll be able to put some away in the bank, treat my kid well, and purchase some new furnishings.”
It was not the first time that Wahlberg helped someone else out. In 2017, he surprised the night shift staff at Waffle House by giving each of them a gratuity of $2,000 as well as front-row tickets and backstage credentials to one of his band’s concerts.