Nashville woman gives $1,000 to help violinist pay mom’s rent, continues TikTok tipping challenge

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Nashville woman continues to go viral for acts of kindness amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lexy Burke created a TikTok account on social media. It’s an app that allows people to watch videos with different kinds of original content.

Burke was scrolling through the app when she noticed the “Venmo Challenge” trending. The challenge involves TikTok users asking their followers for money to buy something.

Burke came up with an idea called “The Tipping Challenge” to help pay it forward during this difficult time.

Burke has donated to service workers, Uber drivers and a delivery driver.

Most recently, Burke donated to a violinist named Kevin outside of a Target store.

Kevin’s sign said “Need to help my mom with rent, God Bless”, and Burke decided to step in.

Burke walked up to Kevin and asked how close he was to paying his mom’s rent. Kevin said he only had about $175 dollars so far.

Burke then gave Kevin $1,000 dollars that her TikTok followers donated to the her challenge. Kevin had an emotional reaction, thanking Burke for her generosity.

Kevin is the thirty-first recipient of a donation from Burke’s efforts.

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