These 24 Inspirational Stories Of 2017 Will Brighten Your Day.

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"Blue Bloods" actor Donnie Wahlberg left a generous tip at a North Carolina Waffle House.

It's hard to imagine a day when there'll actually be nothing worth writing about or talking about in the news. It seems like no matter where we look, something newsworthy always happens. Unfortunately, most of the time, the events can be grim and heartbreaking. But as we approach the end of 2017, we decided to focus on the pros and not the cons. So here are some of happiest, light-hearted, and in some cases, inspirational stories of this year. Hopefully, this puts a silver lining in your cloudy day, so you can close the year right. It might even inspire you to do great things in 2018.

His bill was only $82.60, but he added a $2,000 tip, and even gave the employees backstage passes and front-row tickets to an upcoming "New Kids on the Block" concert, which Donnie was a member of decades ago. As to why he did it, his folks used to wait on people, so he wanted to return the favor.

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