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Jimmy Fallon Does Something Unexpected for Strangers — and He Had a Unique Reason

The 'Tonight Show' host, who recently angered many Trump supporters, picked up a rather big bill at a New York restaurant

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Late-night host Jimmy Fallon recently picked up a large dinner bill for strangers to whom he felt grateful.

Fallon and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, ate at Il Mulino in Wainscott, New York, on Monday of this week — and the couple at the table next to them immediately recognized the comedian.

Though they wanted to approach him, the couple reportedly restrained themselves.

Fallon noticed this and approached the table after he and his wife had finished dining. He ended up paying for the table’s dinner bill which, with tip, was a whopping $1,136.

“He went up to them said, ‘I appreciate you guys not wanting to disturb us. I knew you wanted to say ‘hello.’ So he picked up the tab,” Enzo Lentini, the general manager of the restaurant, told Newsday about the act of kindness.

Lentini said he knew the couple next to Fallon wanted to “jump out of their skin,” but he was impressed by their restraint.

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Claire Mercuri, Fallon’s spokeswoman, confirmed the encounter to Newsday and said Fallon visits the restaurant often.

The “Tonight Show” host, who has at times gone after President Donald Trump in his routines, has made headlines for small acts of kindness before.

Newsday reported last year that Fallon stopped to give a woman whom he saw walking through pouring rain in Sagaponack a ride.

“This truck pulls up and the window rolls down. I’m thinking, as a woman, ‘I’m not getting in the car with you.’ And then I was like, ‘Oh it’s Jimmy Fallon,'” Dawn Elyse Warden said.

She added that Fallon had his son in the car with him and she was grateful he would be so kind to a stranger.

Among all the modern late-night hosts, Fallon is arguably the least controversial.

“I did not do it to ‘normalize’ [the president] or to say I believe in his political beliefs or any of that stuff,” Fallon said this summer, finally giving into pressure and bowing to leftist bullies.

He typically keeps things clean on his show in the style of Jay Leno, the comedian from whom he took over hosting duties.

It was only recently that Fallon earned a fair amount of backlash from fans. In an interview with a Hollywood Reporter podcast, Fallon said he “made a mistake” in interviewing President Donald Trump — who was then only a presidential candidate.

Fallon was blasted on social media by leftists who felt the interview was too straightforward and that the late-night host wasn’t hard enough on Trump.

“I did not do it to ‘normalize’ [the president] or to say I believe in his political beliefs or any of that stuff,” Fallon said this summer, finally giving into pressure and bowing to leftist bullies.

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