Actor Tom Selleck recently left a server a whopping $2,020 tip in a New York restaurant as part of the "2020 Tip Challenge" and people are seriously impressed...
Now, there's no doubt that working in hospitality is tough.
via: GettyMany of us have had to work behind a bar or earn money waiting on tables at some point, whether it be as a part-time weekend job or a job to fund school studies.
It takes a certain personality to be able to work in this kind of environment...Because hospitality requires a lot of hard work and resilience and, often, the work can be very rewarding.
But for many people...
via: GettyWorking in hospitality is a full-time profession, and it is the only way to earn money.
But it is a well-known fact that here in America...Waiters and waitresses aren't paid well, at all.
It's truly shocking...
via: ShutterstockAnd it is an utter disgrace at how little they are paid per hour, with many being paid as little as $2.
Many people share this anger...
via: ShutterstockWhich is what has spurred on the most recent online challenge: the #2020TipChallenge.
The trend reportedly kicked off earlier this year...When a customer left a server at Thunder Bay Restaurant in Alpena, Michigan, a $2,020 tip for their $23 meal, as well as writing "Happy New Year" and "2020 Tip Challenge" across the bill.
And then, Donnie Whalberg, who stars in Blue Bloods, decided to take part back in January.
. @DonnieWahlberg starting 2020 off like the amazing man he is. #ihop #2020tipchallenge 🥰 https://t.co/AjAEN0hqL6— Jenny McC-Wahlberg (@Jenny McC-Wahlberg)1577914989.0
But Whalberg wasn't finished there...
When Whalberg's kind-hearted gestures went viral online...
via: GettyMore and more people started taking on the challenge for their local servers and hospitality workers, including celebrities such as Harry Styles and Adele.
And the most recent celeb to take part in the generous challenge?
via: GettyTom Selleck, of course!
Selleck, who is best known for also starring in Blue Bloods, recently made a woman's day in a New York restaurant.
via: GettyUpon taking to Twitter to share his "TV dads" act of kindness, people immediately began to send in messages of praise and their own experiences with generous tipping.
@DonnieWahlberg Wow!That is very cool of Tom to do. Yesterday when John and I went out grocery shopping.The clerk a… https://t.co/Zt4ldGGiPv— 😊Cheryl Marie😊 (@😊Cheryl Marie😊)1608771541.0
@DonnieWahlberg Of course Tom Selleck left a quiet generous tip for servers at a restaurant!! He has always been m… https://t.co/mSsdSDAAqa— Jovienoelle (@Jovienoelle)1608825838.0
@DonnieWahlberg My grandma loved him back in the day. She’d be so proud! 🙏🏼❤️— Heathah ✌🏼️♍️ (@Heathah ✌🏼️♍️)1608771276.0
@DonnieWahlberg That’s awesome 🙏🏻 and so generous 😍 I always leave a tip (not as big as the one here) but I always… https://t.co/QsETdtQ0yD— Lvormeli (@Lvormeli)1608790879.0
@JerseyJoeyGirl @DonnieWahlberg It’s still cool you guys are doing this! No matter if it’s $2,020 or $20.00, it hel… https://t.co/PkatNKj7Tg— Texas Bear (@Texas Bear)1608955742.0
@DonnieWahlberg My husband and I never miss watching "Blue Bloods" because it is the VERY BEST family drama ever! I… https://t.co/9SnjTPPKjW— Crickett Forrest (@Crickett Forrest)1608834080.0
@DonnieWahlberg This is amazing! At a time when the restaurant industry is facing the toughest times in history, I… https://t.co/b5dpKB9G6P— Teresa (@Teresa)1608771429.0
@DonnieWahlberg People don't realize that waitresses don't make very much and rely on their tips. Also people think… https://t.co/HHRSeIcLnq— BRENDA LEE MOEN ❤JORDAN/DONNIE GIRL 4 EVER ❤ (@BRENDA LEE MOEN ❤JORDAN/DONNIE GIRL 4 EVER ❤)1608772155.0
@DonnieWahlberg Nice! I tipped my nail tech an extra $20 today. 🙂— ❤ Karen (@❤ Karen)1608771279.0
@DonnieWahlberg This is awesome! I just paid the adoption fee for 5 animals at my local @ASPCA I know that sometime… https://t.co/Wc4WpA3h47— Tracey Bird 🐥 (@Tracey Bird 🐥)1608771556.0
Writing on Twitter, Whalberg said:
I found out that my TV Dad #TomSelleck has generously accepted the #2020TipChallenge at Elios Upper East Side! Lov… https://t.co/RT5d9XXKC7— Donnie Wahlberg (@Donnie Wahlberg)1608771161.0
This is definitely the kind of stuff we need to be seeing as this terrible year draws to a close!
via: GettyFor more heartwarming stories, read on to learn about the huge tip that Russell Westbrook left to his housekeepers after his NBA bubble exit...