-- Donnie Wahlberg is showing waiters and waitresses around the county that he appreciates all their hard work.
"My mom waited tables, and my dad tended bars -- for years! So, when I walk into a #WaffleHouse, and the staff treats me like a king, you better believe I treat them like queens!" the singer and actor posted on Facebook, right next to a picture of the $2,000 tip he left on an $82 bill. "Thanks to the team at @wafflehouseofficial Charlotte, NC!"
He also posted a long video that expressed his gratitude for the staff in Charlotte.
But this isn't the first generous tip he's left at a local Waffle House. The New Kids on the Block singer dropped $500 in late June for the staff at the Edgewood, Md., location.
One of the servers at that Waffle House told the Baltimore Sun that Wahlberg came in with a big group of people and said, "We're hungry, we're good people and we tip well."
"I thought 'Oh wow, he tipped me more than I ever did in a week's pay,'" grill operator Nick Funk told the paper.
Wahlberg and his band are currently on tour. He's been hitting up a Waffle House in almost every city, as he's documented on his social profiles.