Since the pandemic started in 2020, a lot of businesses have been affected. Among the worst hit is the restaurant industry.
Many companies closed down their dining business while others fought hard to stay put for their employees. To sympathize, the consumers thought of doing the “Tip Challenge,” with financially capable persons giving generous tips to servers of their favorite dining places.
Many celebrities joined the trend with the likes of well-known actors Donnie Wahlberg and Tom Selleck, to name a few. Donnie left a $2,020 tip to one of his favorite restaurants in Massachusetts. He did not make a big deal out of it. It was the restaurant that made it public. His deed inspired his colleague and friend Tom to do the same. When Donnie found out Tom took the the Tip Challenge, he was proud and posted Tom’s selfless act on his social media account.
On Twitter, Donnie wrote: “I found out that my TV Dad Tom Selleck has generously accepted the #2020TipChallenge at Elios Upper East Side! Love ya dad. I didn’t start it but I’m proud to be part of it. To those who gave even the smallest extra amount this year — THANK YOU.”
The thing is, Tom never said anything to Donnie. Even though they worked together and did three dinner scenes for the show Blue Bloods, Tom never mentioned anything about the tip. This silence amazed Donnie even more.
In these trying times, it is pleasing to know that there are people that do not think of themselves only, but others too. We may not afford what these actors gave to the restaurants. Still, we can do our share. It does not matter if it’s big or small, we can be a blessing to others. Please do not forget to share this inspiring story with your friends and family.