Ohio congregation tips Domino’s driver more than $1,000 for a pizza

October 13, 2015

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A Domino’s driver was left in tears when an Ohio church tipped her more than $1,000 after she delivered a $5.99 pizza, according to local media.

The driver, who identified herself as Natasha in a video of the October 4 surprise, brought the pie to the Sycamore Creek Church in Pickerington, a suburb of Columbus, and was asked by the pastor, Steve Markle, to go to the front of the sanctuary, the Columbus Dispatch reported.

Markle asked her the amount of the biggest tip she’d ever received. She said it had been about $10. He gave her $15 and then told her: “We’ve been teaching our church this last month about being generous, and so we did something special for you today. We took up a special offering for a tip for you.”

Church members had collected $1,046 to present to the driver.


According to the paper, the congregation was wrapping up a sermon series, “I was Broke. Now I’m Not,” and has a monthly missions emphasis on random acts of kindness.

As Markle pulled out the thick stack of bills, the driver gasped, covered her mouth, and broke into tears, the video shows. She embraced him and said, “Thank you so much.”


“I hope that this can help you,” Markle said. “I don’t know what’s going on in your life.”

“It can help a lot,” she replied. “Thank you so much. Thank you everybody.”