The emotional fan said he'd do his "best to pay it forward" as he was captured hugging the couple
In a video shared Saturday by Chip, 48, and motivational TikToker Zachery Dereniowski, 30, better known as MDMotivator, the pair surprise a fan with a life-changing gift for Magnolia’s 20th anniversary.
The emotional clip shows Dereniowski approaching members of the public and asking them if they’d like to buy a mystery cookbook for $1 at Silboration, Magnolia's annual homecoming event in Chip and Joanna’s hometown of Waco, Texas.
After two people turn the offer down, a man named Mark purchases the cookbook, which is volume 3 of Joanna’s recipe book Magnolia Table.
Mark goes on to share that he and his wife are fans of Joanna, 45, and if she were in front of him, “I’d tell her she’s like part of the family. We watch her all weekend. We’re from Hawaii.”
Dereniowski then asks Mark what his dream is, to which he replies, “We wanted to meet them.”
As he hands over $1 for the cookbook, Mark is informed about the "mystery” part of the “mystery cookbook.”
“The first person who was going to buy the mystery cookbook for $1 buck, I had $1000 cash,” Dereniowski tells him as hands over bills.
“No?” a shocked Mark responds. “Why?”
"You’re amazing, you deserve it,” adds Dereniowski, who tells a teary Mark that he has one more surprise for him and he is going to meet Chip and Joanna, 45, that evening.
The video then cuts to Mark walking out on to stage at Silobration to meet the couple, where he is presented with a huge check.
“We were wondering if something like $10,000 would possibly change your life?” says Chip, before he crosses out the $10,000 on the check and changes it to $25,000 as Mark’s wife looks on in disbelief.
“$25,000 is truly life-changing,” says Mark as clips of him hugging Chip and Joanna play. “I love you both so much. I’ll do my best to pay it forward.”
“$25,000 will change my family’s life” ❤️ @mdmotivator @chipgaines,” the video was captioned. Dereniowski also added in the comments section, “Thank you @chipgaines @joannagaines @magnolia for making this incredible moment happen for Mark and his beautiful family. You truly changed his life and brought so much unconditional love and kindness to Silobration this past weekend ❤️.”
“I love seeing nice things happening to good people,” wrote one follower, while a second added, “How his face lit up talking about Jo and Chip! 🥺❤️❤️.”
Chip and Joanna celebrated 20 years of Magnolia — the home and lifestyle empire they pioneered — earlier this month, having started the brand in October 2003.
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“Here's to 20 years of Magnolia ✨,” the Fixer Upper star captioned the first post, which featured snaps of herself and Chip at a party they threw in celebration of the company's birthday at their Magnolia Market at the Silos shopping and dining destination in Waco.
“Back in 2003, we could have never dreamed of any of this,” the mom of five continued. “Grateful for the wonderful memories, the mistakes and mishaps, and all the miracles along the way. Thank you for being a part of this journey with us. ❤️."
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