Teenage Pizza Worker Travels Over 200 Miles To Bring Dying Man 'Favourite Pizza'
A teenage pizza shop worker travelled 225 miles to bring a dying man his favourite pizza and if that doesn't make you feel better about the state of the world, then I think you're a lost cause.
Eighteen-year-old Dalton Shaffer, who works at Steve's Pizza in West Michigan, went way above and beyond the call of duty to put a smile on a customer's face with his kind act after he heard that he was terminally ill.
Rich Morgan and his wife Julie were long-time customers of Steve's Pizza and had been planning a trip to the Battle Creek restaurant from their home in Indianapolis, sadly, due to his deteriorating condition, Rich was taken into a hospice.
Unbeknownst to the couple, Julia's dad David Dalke, called Steve's Pizza to tell them about Rich, hoping that they would maybe send a card with best wishes out to the family. But Dalton picked up the phone and he thought that a card wouldn't quite cut it.
Dalton told Fox 2 Detroit: "He said that his family was thinking about coming up and grabbing pizza.
"But due to the circumstances they weren't able to do that."
He then fired up the pizza oven, made a mushroom and pepperoni pizza, got in his car and then drove over 200 miles through the night, finally arriving at 2.30am to hand-deliver it.
"The family came out, gave me a hug," Shaffer said. "It was cool. The expressions on their face and everything like that."
The family tucked into the pizza and then shared the touching story on Facebook where they thanked Dalton for 'the best pizza in the world'.
Dalton replied to say: "Anybody that is watching this, keep them in mind and pray for them.
"I hope the best for them and I hope the Lord gives them comfort."
As he arrived in Indianapolis so late the family kindly offered to put him up for the night - it was 2.30am after all - but Dalton refused telling them he had to drive back to make sure he would be in for his next shift, that same day.
Can I just please ask whoever is in charge of Steve's Pizza - presumably Steve - that Dalton needs a raise. Immediately.
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