This is a priceless act of kindness. For Derlin newey, a pizza delivery man from Roy, Utah, the tip he received is much more than a handful of thousands of dollars.
As reported by NBC affiliate KSL, Derlin Newey, of 89 years old, took a 30-hour-a-week job as a Papa Johns Pizza deliveryman to earn some extra money because their monthly bills they cost more than what your social security covers.
One of your clients, Carlos Valdez, started to record pizza deliveries from Newey to his family home and share them on social media, especially on TikTok.
The man became known for his greeting when delivering. “Hello, are you looking for pizza?” says in each installment. Newey soon became a user favorite and among Valdez’s 53,000 followers.
“It’s crazy. Everybody loves him, ”Valdez said, adding that many of his fans commented on their frustration that Newey still had to work. “Someone that age shouldn’t be working so hard.”
So the Valdez family came up with the idea of fundraising of his followers to help Newey.
“Collectively, as a TikTok community, we all came together and were able to raise $ 12,000 for this amazing person,” Valdez said.
Along with KSL, the Valdezes made a special surprise delivery to Newey at their doorstep.
89-year old Derlin Newey is a pizza delivery man who received a surprise delivery of his own today. A couple who got to know him from his pizza deliveries raised $ 12,000 to help him out. I have had no idea. The full story runs tonight on @ KSL5TV at 6. #ksltv #goodnews pic.twitter.com/Z83K5LTKPh
– Alex Cabrero (@KSL_AlexCabrero) September 22, 2020
How can I say thank you? I don’t know what to say, “said an excited Newey, adding,” I don’t know what to say except thank you.
“This couldn’t have gone better,” Valdez said. “I needed this. Glad we could help you. We just need to treat people with kindness and respect others. He stole our hearts. “