Donnie Wahlberg left a $2,020 tip for his IHOP server on New Year’s Day

“Donnie Walhberg starting 2020 off like the amazing man he is."

Donnie Wahlberg. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

A server at an IHOP in Illinois got a generous — and fitting — tip on New Year’s Day from actor Donnie Wahlberg: $2,020. 

“Donnie Wahlberg starting 2020 off like the amazing man he is,” the Dorchester native’s wife, Jenny McCarthy, wrote on Twitter, sharing a photo of the receipt for the meal at an IHOP in St. Charles, Illinois.

On the bill for the $78 meal, Wahlberg thanked his server, Bethany, and wrote, “Happy New Year” and “2020 TIP CHALLENGE.” 

The move by Wahlberg follows after a waitress in Michigan was left a $2,020 tip on Sunday, with the message “2020 Tip Challenge” scrawled on the receipt.  

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