Shoppers at a grocery store in Quincy, Massachusetts got quite a surprise recently after a major celebrity stopped in to work a shift: actor Mark Wahlberg.
The 51-year-old Boston native, known for his roles in films like The Departed, Boogie Nights, The Fighter and Ted, took a break from Hollywood and headed back to his humble roots: he paid a visit to a Stop & Shop where he had his first job as a teenager.
In an Instagram video, the actor explained that he worked at the supermarket when he was a teenager in the late 1980s: “I was bagging groceries – $3.65 an hour.”
“Right here, this is where the whole hustle started,” he says.
Despite being a very successful actor, Wahlberg decides to go into the store to see if he can “get [his] job back.”
The actor is then seen inside the store, bagging groceries for local customers. It’s clear he still knows the ins and outs of his old job: he recommends a double bag to one customer with a heavy bag of oranges.
Wahlberg’s surprise appearance delighted local shoppers, and in the video the actor is seen taking pics with shoppers.
“Doing some serious good in the world, this young man,” one employee says.
“We want to bring people together,” Wahlberg tells her.
Watch the video below:
Earlier this year, fellow Massachusetts native Ben Affleck went viral after working the drive-thru at his beloved Dunkin’ Donuts, which turned out to be for a Super Bowl ad that also featured his wife Jennifer Lopez.
Good for Mark Wahlberg for staying humble and returning to his old day job. It must have been such a fun surprise for these shoppers to see a major celebrity bagging their groceries!
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