A new year is here and that means another social media challenge — and this one is rewarding all the hardworking servers.
Actor Donnie Wahlberg kicked off 2020 by tipping an IHOP waitress in St. Charles, Illinois, a whopping $2,020, his wife Jenny McCarthy tweeted.
". @DonnieWahlberg starting 2020 off like the amazing man he is. #ihop #2020tipchallenge," the actress wrote on Twitter.
. @DonnieWahlberg starting 2020 off like the amazing man he is. #ihop #2020tipchallenge
— Jenny McC-Wahlberg (@JennyMcCarthy) January 1, 2020
People were quick to praise the celebrities for their generosity. But it's not just the rich and famous who are getting in on the trend.
A waitress in Michigan was tipped $2,020 — or 8,700% — on Sunday, December 29.
According to The Alpena News, the server is a recovering addict who was living in a homeless shelter just a year ago. She moved to Alpena, Michigan, to start over.
“I’m going to build a future because of this," Danielle Franzoni told WXYZ. "My kids have a future and I have a home. It’s a big deal. It’s a really big deal."
Others are getting in on the generous trend as well. While not everyone can afford to tip more than $2,000, people on social media have been posting photos of their own version of the challenge, tipping $20.20 to some of their servers.
@DonnieWahlberg I couldn’t afford $2,020 but I did $20.20 today for your #2020TipChallenge pic.twitter.com/B1zyR65TBK
— Tina VanZile (@TinaVZ47) January 2, 2020
Here is a fun and creative way to share the love of God on New Year's Day!
Give a tip of $20.20 (if applicable, or $200.20 if you want to bless them more) along with an encouraging New Year's message!#2020TipChallenge#Moreblessedtogivethanreceive pic.twitter.com/7E6nMCSqDN
— Ed Norwood, Champions Unleashed (@CHAMPIONSBYTES) January 1, 2020