It may not have been Tips for Jesus at work, but one pizza delivery man is considering himself truly “blessed” after receiving hundreds in tip money for an order he brought to a church.
Jeff Louis, who works for Ohio-based chain Gionino’s Pizza, was called in early the Sunday before Thanksgiving to take a single pie to Life Point Church in Mentor, Ohio and deliver it to the pastor, reports WKYC.
When he got there, Louis was brought to the church’s stage and, one by one, congregation members started bringing him tip money.After the last churchgoer came forward, Louis had received $700 in cash.
Louis, who has been struggling with drugs, said he was incredibly moved by gesture of holiday giving and posted an emotional vlog to YouTube.
"I’m having such a hard time lately, just struggling to stay clean," Louis said in the video while tearing up.
"I'm just trying to get my life back and it [the churchgoers’ gestures] just really truly amazes me -- that people who don't even know me just wanted to help me out that much."
His clip has since been viewed over 1.3 million times with many commenters wishing him well.
Originally, Life Point’s pastor Ken Wright, who was leading the service, had decided to tip Louis $100 as it was coming up to Christmas. But he was blown away by the generosity of the congregation after Louis stood before its members.
“We can change the world one life at a time,” Wright told WKYC.
Louis summed up the amazing experience with one word: "Blessed."
This article was originally published on December 4, 2015