The directions were pretty cut and dry: Bring one pizza to the Sheraton Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan at precisely 2:20 p.m.
That’s all Pizza House manager Brian LeFevre knew about an order placed this past Thursday morning. When it came time to deliver the pizza, he sent the next man in line out to the hotel with the aforementioned pie.
However, upon the driver’s return to the restaurant, it was impossible not to notice how giddy he was. “He wanted to keep it to himself, but you could tell he was happy about something.” LeFevre said. “He said it was a life-changing delivery. ”
The driver – who declined to comment – was given a $2,084 tip from a room full of real estate agents from Keller Williams Realty, who were gathered for a conference at the hotel. “I think everybody in the room was in on it except for our driver.” LeFevre said. “I was managing at the time and I heard about the phone call but there was no indication it was going to be anything but a normal delivery.”
LeFevre said the driver has worked at the restaurant for a few years.
A video of the exchange, that is currently making it’s rounds online shows the driver entering the room and being given a few winning lottery tickets, a Visa gift card and some letters of encouragement from the people in the room who wanted to express appreciation for the work delivery drivers do.
“We recognize that people go through the world all the time wondering if anyone notices them or does anyone appreciate them,” the emcee said to the driver. “We notice you and we appreciate you. Thank you so much.”
After being presented those gifts the driver was handed a cup full of cash that totaled $2,084. The same video of the events, also captures the driver’s disbelief over the tip.
“All I did was deliver pizza,” the driver says in the video.
LeFevre said he hasn’t seen a tip of that size for a driver or in the dining room while he’s worked at the restaurant.