Waitress shocked with $2020 tip, a part of #2020TipChallenge

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Waitress shocked with $2020 tip, a part of #2020TipChallenge
Waitress shocked with $2020 tip, a part of #2020TipChallenge

New Delhi : With the start of New Year, a new trend can be seen buzzing on social media with the hashtag 2020TipChallenge. Under this people have been giving the amount of 2020 to the waiters across several eateries, leaving many happy stories.

One of the stories features Donnie Wahlberg. According to a report by Today, the American singer and actor took part in the 2020 tip challenge by leaving a whopping $2,020 (approximately Rs 1.4 lakh) as a tip for his waitress. Donnie Wahlberg left the $2,020 tip on a bill of $23 at an IHOP outlet in St Charles, Illinois, sometime in the final days of 2019.

With the gesture of the American singer, waitress Danielle Franzoni was left delighted. The report mentioned that she was living in a shelter home and since the time she has received the money she has managed to move into her own house.

"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."

It has been noted that the she plans to spend some of the money to get her driver's license back and save rest of the amount for future purpose.

The 2020 tip challenge is similar to 2018's 'tip the bill' challenge, where patrons were encouraged to leave a 100% tip to surprise their servers.