In today’s challenging world, many people work tirelessly just to make ends meet. While there are individuals who seem to take advantage of the system, there are countless honest, hardworking people who put in the hours to support themselves, even when facing financial difficulties.
One such individual is Bethany Provencher, a single mom with an 11-year-old son who recently made a fresh start in St. Charles, Illinois. Bethany had moved there after spending 18 years in Miami, securing an apartment and a job at a local IHOP due to her 25 years of experience in customer service.
However, financial constraints made it challenging for Bethany to furnish her new apartment properly. Then, one day, a celebrity couple walked into the IHOP where Bethany worked. It was none other than singer-songwriter Donnie Wahlberg, known for his role in the band New Kids on the Block, accompanied by his wife, Jenny McCarthy.
Bethany was thrilled to serve Donnie since New Kids on the Block was one of her favorite bands, and she had a special fondness for him.
After finishing their meal, Donnie paid their $35.27 bill and left a message on the receipt. Beside a hand-drawn smiley face, it read: “Thanks, Bethany, Happy New Year. 2020 Tip Challenge.”
Donnie asked Bethany not to open the receipt until he and his wife had left. When she finally did, she was left utterly astonished. Donnie had left a generous tip of $2,020.
This act of kindness had a significant impact on Bethany’s life, especially after her recent move to Illinois. Donnie Wahlberg’s generosity is truly commendable, and his gesture undoubtedly made a positive difference in Bethany’s life.