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Pizza driver gets $1,268 tip at college chapel

The delivery driver says he will use the surprise tip on a memorable Christmas for his children, ages 5 and 6.

By Ben Hooper

MARION, Ind., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- An Indiana pizza delivery driver called to deliver two pizzas to Indiana Wesleyan University's chapel was surprised with a $1,268 tip.

Keith Newman, the chief executive officer of Residential Education, told students during Wednesday morning's chapel service he was ordering pizza to illustrate an idea: "Do for one what you wish you could do for everyone."

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James Gilpin, a Domino's delivery driver, was brought on stage when he arrived with the two pizzas -- totaling $12.50 -- and he was awarded the $1,268 cash tip, $70 in gift cards and inspirational messages from the thousands of students in attendance.

Gilpin said he plans to put the money toward giving his children, ages 5 and 6, a memorable Christmas. He said he is finding inspiration and encouragement from the letters written to him by the students.

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