IWU Blesses Pizza Delivery Driver

MARION, Ind. - A Marion, Ind., pizza delivery driver was shocked to receive a $1,268 tip in front of thousands of Indiana Wesleyan University students Wednesday morning.

Keith Newman, the 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. His total came out to $12.50.

Delivery driver James Gilpin arrived to 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 thousands of 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 5-year-old and 6-year-old. However, he said he was already drawing inspiration from the students' notes.

Hear from Gilpin and a group of students in the video player above.