Churchgoers Tip A Pizza Guy $700, But It Meant More Than They Realized

When Jeff Louis — a delivery driver for Gionino’s Pizza in Mentor, Ohio — brought an order to Life Point Church, the 22-year-old probably didn’t expect an experience that would shake him to the core. But that’s exactly what happened when the congregation of Life Point gave him a tip of more than $700, inspiring him to film an impromptu reaction outside the church that he posted to hisYouTube channel, and which has now reached thousands of people.

According to, Life Point’s pastor Ken Wright came up with the idea of tipping the delivery driver $100 in the spirit of the holidays. “Yeah, I just thought let’s tip him $100. It’s the holiday season,” Wright told the station.

But then something entirely unplanned happened.

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The congregation asked Louis to take the pizzas up to the stage and then, one by one, tipped him.

“You know, the most amazing thing happened,” a teary-eyed Louis says on the video. “This whole church came up and gave me over $700 for a tip.”

“You know it was spontaneous. It just happened,” Wright told WKYC. “They started lining up one by one with their own cash tips.”

But for Louis, who is in recovery, it was more than just a generous tip — it was a restoration of hope.

“It really truly amazes me that people who don’t even know me just wanted to help me out that much,” Louis says in the video.

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Watch his reaction here: