Country Music Star Leaves $1,000 Tip For Mother Working A Double While Caring For Baby At Waffle House In North Carolina

An anonymous country music singer left a generous tip for a hard working mother after ordering a meal to-go. According to WGHP, Shirell “Honey” Lackey was in the midst of working a double shift at a Waffle House, while also…

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Posted on August 2, 2021

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An anonymous country music singer left a generous tip for a hard working mother after ordering a meal to-go.

According to WGHP, Shirell “Honey” Lackey was in the midst of working a double shift at a Waffle House, while also taking care of her baby girl and tending to restaurant customers, in Greensboro, North Carolina, when a popular country singer ordered a meal to-go. 

The singer, who Lackey wants to keep anonymous, left a $1,000 tip and some words of encouragement. In addition to the singer’s $1,000 tip, someone from his entourage also left her a $50 tip. 

“He was like, ‘I have to respect a mother that would do whatever it takes to support their child in a society where people don’t even want to work anymore,’” Lackey said of the country singer’s message of encouragement alongside the generous tip.

Lackey was working a double from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. and had no means of childcare, forcing her to bring her daughter to work with her.

Not only did the anonymous singer give Lackey the generous tip, but he also gave her two concert tickets for his upcoming show in town and sent baby clothes and toys to her home for her daughter Bella. 

“It feels good to be recognized. I mean, I don’t do it to be recognized, I do it because Bella is everything — but it’s nice to be recognized for doing the things we do as mothers,” Lackey said.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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