Donnie Wahlberg leaves $2,000 tip at Waffle House: 'My mom waited tables, my dad tended bars'

Donnie Wahlberg has love for those in the service industry.

The New Kids on the Block singer made the Charlotte, North Carolina, Waffle House crew's day, when he tipped $2,000 on an $82 meal.

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"My mom waited tables, and my dad tended bars-- for years!" the 47-year-old artist wrote on Instagram on Thursday. "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!"

Wahlberg also shared a Facebook Live video of his experience, which clearly lived up to every penny of the tip.

And this isn't a one-off occurrence for Wahlberg, who seems to have a soft spot for the Waffle House specifically. In June, Wahlberg left the Edgewater, Maryland, location's night crew a $500 gratuity for their service, also taking to social media to rave about his experience.