Former LSU football player 'Jake the Viking' goes viral for supporting food service workers
GREENVILLE, NC — A former Louisiana State University football player turned YouTube star with a following of over 120,000 on the popular platform is using his fame to promote acts of kindness.
Jake Franklin, known to fans as "Jake the Viking," is collecting thousands of views on YouTube for handing out big tips to restaurants around Greenville.
Franklin, hoping to help his community during this public health crisis, recently handed out $1,000 in tips to servers at area restaurants in an effort to help those in need.
He surprised servers with tips ranging from $100 to $300 and says the reactions were priceless.
He posted a video on YouTube featuring the server's reactions video on YouTube and as of Wednesday morning, it racked up over 34,000 views.
Franklin, originally from North Carolina, was a tight end for the LSU Tigers from 2013 to 2014.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Southern Jaguars return to Mumford Stadium for only home game of the...
Mary Bird Perkins employee raises $50k in fight against cancer after running...
Louisiana Marathon returns to downtown Baton Rouge
Les Miles placed on leave
LSU making decisions to better handle sexual abuse allegations
East Iberville overcomes 14 point deficit to claim 1A State Title
LSU radio crew calls road games from home
Southeastern caps off historic weekend with sweep of Mississippi Valley
Central's Ethaniel Rizan big on size and heart
Baton Rouge CC gets huge win over Louisiana Community Christian