Tom Selleck is a man of good values, outstanding morality, and compassion; this is something most of us will know by now. For those unfamiliar with the on-screen legend, or for those who need a reminder, it would appear that Selleck went out of his way to give one lucky server a memorable end of last year.
As most people know, the corona pandemic hit the restaurant industry extra hard. Many companies were forced to close and fire employees, and those restaurants who survived fought incredibly hard to get the business going. As a result, something called ”Tip challenge” started in 2020, an initiative to help restaurant employees.
The trend quickly gained much attention, especially after celebrities like Donnie Wahlberg left a $2,020 tip on a $35.27 bill at one of his favorite restaurants in Massachusetts.
It should also be added that Donnie didn’t make a big deal out of his generous tip – it was actually the restaurant that made it public.
But it seems that Donnie inspired his colleague and friend, Tom Selleck.
As per reports, the Blue Bloods star left a generous tip of $2,020 for a server after a meal at a restaurant in New York in the end of 2020.
Co-star Donnie Wahlberg, who also stars in Blue Bloods, revealed Tom’s charitable act on social media, writing on Twitter: “I found out that my TV Dad Tom Selleck has generously accepted the #2020TipChallenge at Elios Upper East Side! Love ya dad.”
Selleck never said anything to Donnie, who found out about the tip from another source
“Tom never mentioned it to me,” he says. “We’ve done three [Blue Bloods] dinner scenes since he did it and he never told me.”
Equalling his friend’s act of compassion with a gesture of his own, Tom’s note to his lucky server read: “For Elios, I am honoring my friend Donnie Wahlberg’s ‘tip challenge’ with my sincere hope for a better 2020. Thank you all.”
I don’t know about you, but I think this is more like the sort of news I wanted to be seen today,
The world has become a strange place indeed this year, but we need not abandon hope so long as we retain our morals and remember that we will come out of this stronger on the other side.
Thank you Donnie Wahlberg and Tom Selleck! Your generosity should serve as an inspiration to us all. Continued blessings on Tom and Donnie for their kindness and generosity.