A church in Windsor, Ontario, surprised a pizza delivery guy with a $1,697 tip after he showed up to find the whole congregation waiting for him and cheering.
The church wanted to do a random act of kindness, so the congregation pooled its money as a tip for some lucky pizza delivery man. They put a bunch of local pizza shops' names in a hat and picked Bob O's Pizzeria.
But he wasn't just a driver. Bob Ristovski is actually the owner of Bob O's, and he frequently does deliveries as well. Co-pastor Kim Freeman told Ristovski she knew how hard it was being a small business owner as she handed him a wad of bills.
"Everybody thinks you're loaded, but you're making ends meet, you're paying all the bills to keep it open. And you're usually the last one to be paid. So I want you to know, tonight you have $1,697. Merry Christmas!"
Ristovski told CBC News he was floored by the church's generosity. "It was shocking, and it was an overwhelming experience and it was one of the best experiences of my life," he said.
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