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A pizza delivery driver in Marion, Indiana, was shocked to receive a $1,268 tip. It happened in front of thousands of Indiana Wesleyan University students.
Keith Newman, Indiana Wesleyan's CEO of Residential Education, was speaking to about 3,000 students at the IWU Chape last week. He wanted to illustrate a point.
"Do for one what you wish you could do for everyone.
So Newman ordered two pizzas from Domino's Pizza. The cost was $12.50.
When delivery driver James Gilpin arrived, he was escorted into the main hall and onto the stage. There he was met by thousands of students.
He was then presented with the $1,268 tip. Students also gave him inspirational notes they had written.
Gilpin said the surprise took a while to sink in. He plans to use the money to help with Christmas. He has two children. He said he was also already drawing inspiration from the students' notes.