If there is one thing that can brighten up the gloomy days is an act of kindness. It brings a smile on a person’s face that is enough to light up an entire region. So, when Carlos Valdez and his wife decided to do something for the 89-year-old delivery driver Derlin Newey, it sent a wave of positivity. What they did was truly heartwarming and inspiring!
There are many people who are working so hard regardless of their health conditions, age, and other natural restrictions that cause a constraint in one’s professional life. Such individuals motivate us to wake up every day, perform better at our jobs, and be grateful for all we have.
Carlos Valdez and his wife met a dedicated soul when they ordered pizza from their local Papa John’s located in Roy, Utah. Derlin Newey, a delivery driver showed up at their door to serve them with their order with his signature words, “Hello, are you looking for some pizza?”
The couple has been requesting Newey, 89, every time they place an order at that outlet for home delivery. Newey has a lively nature and performs his duty wholeheartedly!
Carlos and his wife record every delivery made by Newey to their house and post the video online for the people to watch. “What is this guy doing delivering Pizzas? True hustler,” Valdez wrote in the caption of one video.
People wanted to know more about this “hustler” and asked why he was delivering pizza at this age. Such questions kept coming in from their followers. Valdez and his wife decided to ask for donations that they could give Newey as a tip for a job well done.
Their plan succeeded and they collected the biggest tip for this inspiring man!
“Collectively as a TikTok community, we all came together, and we were able to raise $12,000 for this amazing person,” Valdez revealed.
After they received all the donations from the followers, the couple knocked on Newey’s door. They personally handed him the money. They realized that this dedicated man delivers pizza for 30 hours a week to add some amount to his social security income.
The Valdez family posted his videos and asked people to contribute. When Newey found out about this, he was surprised by such an act of kindness!
89-year old Derlin Newey started delivering pizzas to make ends meet. He never thought one of his customers would change everything. Here’s our story for @KSL5TV on the delivery he never saw coming. #ksltv #goodnews
— Alex Cabrero (@KSL_AlexCabrero) September 23, 2020
In the video, Newey could be heard asking, “Why would you do such a thing? Carlos’ wife responded, “They love you, so they wanted to give you a present.”
Soon, the generous act went viral. A reporter tweeted, “89-year-old Derlin Newey is a pizza delivery man who received a surprise delivery of his own today. A couple who got to know him from his pizza deliveries raised $12,000 to help him out. He had no idea.”
The couple even gifted him a customized T-shirt that had some significant words inscribed on it – “Hello, are you looking for some pizza?”
Newey was extremely grateful for all these efforts and thanked the family and every follower who appreciated him.
“He needed this. I’m just glad we could help him. We just need to treat people with kindness and respect the way he does. He stole our hearts,” Valdez shared.
All we wish is for more such generous and thoughtful people who go out of their way to help someone in need.