Another celebrity took on the #2020TipChallenge that Donnie Wahlberg participated in a couple of weeks ago. His “Blue Bloods” co-star, Tom Selleck left a $2,020 tip on a $204 bill after dining out at Elio’s restaurant in New York City.
After Wahlberg was made aware of his colleague’s generous tip, he tweeted about applauding his kindness. “I found out that my TV Dad Tom Selleck has generously accepted the #2020TipChallenge at Elios Upper East Side! Love ya dad,” Wahlberg said on Twitter with a picture of his check and a handwritten note when he dined out in November. “I didn’t start it but I’m proud to be part of it. To those who gave even the smallest extra amount this year — THANK YOU.”
Donnie mentioned to PEOPLE.com that Tom didn’t tell him about the tip for a while. “Tom never mentioned it to me,” Wahlberg revealed, “We’ve done three [Blue Bloods] dinner scenes since he did it and he never told me.”
In the handwritten note that Selleck left for the servers, he mentions that Donnie was the person to inspire this act of generosity. The note reads, “For Elios, I am honoring my friend Donnie Wahlberg’s ‘Tip Challenge’ with my sincere hope for a better 2020. Thank you all.”
Tom is known to be a private person and doesn’t share a lot of personal business online. In a conversation with PEOPLE back in April, he said, “I’m a fairly private person and I’ve always treasured the balance between work and time with my family. It’s always about them.”