Celebrities love social media just as much as regular people do. They’re constantly posting selfies on Instagram, interacting with fans on Twitter, or posting videos on their Facebook timelines. By the amount of “me time” celebrities put out into the world, you’d think their famous faces would be easy to spot in real life.
However, one waitress at a Charlotte, North Carolina Waffle House restaurant didn’t know that a famous celeb was actually sitting at her table. She thought he looked vaguely familiar, but she couldn’t quite put her finger on where she knew him from.
It wasn’t until she picked up the check that she nearly fainted. She was just as flabbergasted with the tip as she was with the signature that was scribbled at the bottom. She certainly didn’t see it coming and left that night with a great story to share with everyone!
It was a late night at a Waffle House when a group of men entered the restaurant that the staff would never forget. For this waitress in particular, it was like a dream come true.
After all, it’s not every day that you get to meet an incredibly cute hunk from your favorite 90’s boy band!
Although Donnie Wahlberg’s face isn’t as recognizable as his younger brother Mark, any teenage girl from that decade will tell you that Donnie was a huge part of the infamous boy band New Kids On The Block (NKOTB). He was also one of the cutest band members, too!
These days Donnie is a Hollywood actor, and is probably now more well-known for his long-running stint on the TV show Blue Bloods. But, this musician hasn’t completely forgotten about how he got his famous start in life. In fact, he’s still actively touring with his old band NKOTB.
Late night munchies are a requisite part of the rock musician lifestyle, and that’s how Donnie and his crew found themselves at a Waffle House in North Carolina. Well, that and the fact that Donnie actually loves this all-hours breakfast spot! He’s been known to drop in on Waffle Houses all over the country, and post about his happy experiences on Facebook. He’s their number one fan!
Donnie has the utmost respect for people in the service industry, who wait hand and foot on others without complaint. His parents were hardworking blue collar workers, and he firmly believes in treating restaurant staff like royalty.
“My mom waited tables, and my dad tended bars– 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! Thanks to the team at @wafflehouseofficial Charlotte, NC!”
Not only is Donnie a rock star when it comes to leaving behind a musical legacy, but he’s even more of a rock star when it comes to being an amazing, kindhearted human. Just look at the super generous tip he left for his waitress ($2,000!). Donnie, this certainly proves that “You Got It (The Right Stuff)” baby!
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