A church in Pickerington Ohio surprised a domino’s delivery driver with a $1,000 tip last Sunday.

Sycamore Creek church had just been wrapping up a sermon series called “I was broke, now I’m not.” In addition, the church had been putting a missions emphasis on random acts of kindness, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

The driver, Natasha, was brought on stage to deliver a $5.99 pizza.

Rev. Steve Merkle asked Natasha what the biggest tip she’s ever received was. She replied $10.

“We’ve been teaching our church this last month about being generous,” Merkle said “and so we did something special for you today. We took up a special offering for a tip for you.”

Merkle pulled out the stack of bills. Natasha burst into tears. She hugged the pastor.

“Thank you so much” she said.

“I hope that this can help you,” Markle said. “I don’t know what’s going on in your life.”

“It can help a lot,” Natasha said “Thank you so much, thank you everybody.”

Merkle then said a special prayer for her on stage.

Video of this can be viewed here.


Emily Abbey is a Salem based student and writer. She loves cooking, coffee, and anything to do with the Pacific Northwest. She hopes to become a teacher, influencing students to write and make a difference in their corner of the world.