Actor Donnie Wahlberg tips $2K at Charlotte Waffle House

Donnie Wahlberg reacts after bringing out the rosin bag to the mound before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays in Boston, Friday, April 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Actor and New Kids on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg recently left a whopping $2,000 tip after dining at a Waffle House in North Carolina.

News outlets report Wahlberg ate at the Waffle House in Charlotte on Wednesday evening, documenting his visit in a nearly 11-minuteFacebook live video. He was in North Carolina for a New Kids on the Block concert Thursday night.

Wahlberg left a $2,000 tip for an $82.60 meal. He wrote in a Facebook post that both of his parents waited tables for years, “so when I walk into a #WaffleHouse, and the staff treats me like a king, you better believe I treat them like queens!”

He also gave an unsuspecting customer tickets and backstage passes for the concert.

For those wondering what the star ordered: steak, eggs, bacon and grits.

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