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A pizza delivery driver in Marion, Indiana, was shocked to receive a $1,268 tip. It happened right in front of thousands of Indiana Wesleyan University students last week.
Keith Newman, Indiana Wesleyan's CEO of Residential Education, was speaking to about 3,000 students at the IWU Chapel. 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 at 10 a.m. The cost was $12.50.
When driver James Gilpin arrived at the chapel to deliver the two pizzas, 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 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. 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?"