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A pizza delivery driver in Marion, Indiana, was shocked to receive a $1,268 tip right in front of thousands of Indiana Wesleyan University students last week.
Keith Newman, Indiana Wesleyan's CEO of Residential Education, was trying to illustrate a point to 3,000 students at the IWU Chapel: "Do for one what you wish you could do for everyone.
So Newman ordered two pizzas from Domino's Pizza at 10 a.m. at a total cost of $12.50.
When delivery driver James Gilpin arrived at the chapel to deliver the two pizzas, he was escorted into the main hall and onto the stage, where he was met by thousands of students.
He was then presented with the $1,268 tip, $70 in gift cards and inspirational notes from students.
Gilpin said the surprise took a while to sink in, but he will use the money to help with Christmas for his two young children, and he said he was already drawing inspiration from the students' notes.
Critical thinking challenge: How does this story demonstrate "Do for one what you wish you could do for everyone?"