The year started out so very differently than it has ended up. At the beginning, we were all excited by the chance to start over fresh, not knowing that wave after wave of change and disappointment was about to come crashing down.
A challenge that started out in January was the “2020 Tip Challenge,” a kindhearted effort to bless workers in the food industry who, unbeknownst to all, were about to be one of the hardest-hit by layoffs and shutdowns.
Donnie Wahlberg started off strong with a $2,020 tip on a $78 bill at an IHOP in St. Charles, Illinois.
“Thanks Bethany,” he wrote on the receipt. “Happy New Year 2020 Tip Challenge.”
The story went viral because Wahlberg’s wife, Jenny, tweeted about the generous tip to brag on her husband.