With all of the insanity floating around out in the world today and our nation more divided than ever along political lines, it’s refreshing sometimes to just sit back and read a feel good story.
Something to remind you that, while things are certainly dark at the moment, there’s still a lot of good being done in the world by folks who still remember what it’s like to be human. One such individual is an employee from Steve’s Pizza, a restaurant in Michigan, who did something wonderful for a terminally ill man.
Julie and Rich Morgan used to live in Battle Creek, Michigan 25 years ago and one of Rich’s favorite places to eat was Steve’s Pizza. Rich would always bring home a pie from the restaurant each payday, even when money was tight.
The couple eventually moved to Indianapolis, but the delicious pizza from Steve’s, and the memories they made eating them, have stuck with them ever since.
The Morgans had planned to visit the restaurant again, but a trip to the emergency room changed all of that. Rich is now at home receiving hospice care, his battle with cancer coming quickly to an end.
But here’s the beautiful part of the story.
Knowing how much that pizzeria meant to the couple, Julie’s dad called Steve’s Pizza to see if someone could send a card or text to cheer them up. But Dalton Shaffer, a manager, had a different idea.
“Well, what kind of pizza do they like?” Shaffer asked Julie Morgan’s father, according to MLive.com.
Her father quickly sought to clarify that he was calling from Indianapolis – nearly 200 miles away and in a different state. Shaffer, 18, said he understood and promised to make the special delivery of two 16-inch pepperoni and mushroom pizzas as soon as he closed the restaurant just after 10 p.m.
“And so, while Rich and I slept, at 2:30 a.m., Dalton rolled into our driveway, left the car running and delivered two extra special pizzas to my waiting family,” Julie said. “He told them we were in his prayers, and offered to help in any way he could.”
Julie said Shaffer also refused an offer from the family to put him up in a hotel. He also immediately left, she said, so he could make it home in time for work in the morning.
Shaffer is the nephew of Steve’s Pizza’s owner and has been working at the restaurant for about two years, according to the Battle Creek Enquirer.
“I just wanted to do that for them,” he told the newspaper. “I just wanted to make them happy.”
He added that he didn’t plan on telling anyone about his out-of-state trek – including his uncle.
“I just hope people could keep that family in mind and pray for them,” Shaffer said.
“I am beyond overwhelmed by this act of genuine kindness,” Julie Morgan said. “Dalton brought our family so much joy – and the best pizza in the world – at a really difficult time. While ‘thank you’ hardly seems adequate – from the bottom of my heart, thank you, Dalton from Steve’s Pizza in Battle Creek, MI for making your epic middle of the night pizza delivery!”
Shaffer ended up driving a total of 450 miles round-trip to make the delivery. Here’s the real kicker, though. Steve’s pizza doesn’t even offer delivery service.
Source: Fox News
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