An 89-year-old pizza delivery man was surprised with a check for $12,000 thanks to a bunch of kind strangers on TikTok who fell in love with him.
Derlin Newey is a pizza delivery man for Papa Johns in Roy, Utah.
The Valdez family got to know him from his deliveries to their house. Newey is always so kind, the Valdezes ask for him by name whenever they order.
They also record his deliveries for their TikTok videos, which have become pretty popular with their 53,000-plus followers.
“It’s insane. Everybody loves him,” said Valdez.
One comment that kept coming up, is why an 89-year-old man was delivering pizzas. So, the Valdezes asked their followers to donate a little money to help Newey out.
This week the Valdezes made their first delivery to Newey: a check for $12,000.
According to KSL, Newey lives alone in his mobile home and started delivering pizzas because he can’t afford his bills on social security alone.
Now, maybe he won’t have to work so hard.