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By Mahita Gajanan
July 13, 2017
Courtesy of Donnie Wahlberg and Robin Marchant/Getty Images

Donnie Wahlberg loves Waffle House and the people who work at the restaurant so much that he has left large tips at two different locations this summer.

The New Kids on the Block and Blue Bloods star left a $2,000 tip on an $82 bill at a Waffle House restaurant in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Wednesday.

“My mom waited tables, and my dad tended bars — for years!” Wahlberg wrote in a Facebook post. “So, when I walk into a #WaffleHouse, and the staff treats me like a king, you better believe that I treat them like queens!”

Last month, Wahlberg pulled a similar move at a Waffle House in Edgewood, Maryland, by leaving a $500 tip on a $62.75 bill for the overnight staff at the restaurant.

Wahlberg, whose love for Waffle House is well-documented, is currently on tour with New Kids on the Block and will play in Charlotte on Thursday. His generosity extended further in Waffle House — while there, Wahlberg posted a Facebook Live video with a Blue Bloods fan, saying he was giving her backstage passes to meet New Kids on the Block during the show.

A representative for Wahlberg did not immediately respond to a Money request for comment.