A single mother working as a pizza delivery driver had no idea what she was walking into when she delivered pizza to a Chicago church late last month.
What started off as an ordinary delivery, quickly transformed into something so much more.
Video posted by New Life Covenant Church showed Pastor Wilfredo De Jesus and the young Domino’s employee on a stage at the church.
“I just feel like we want to honor you,” he says in the video.
De Jesus then asks the woman, identified as Monique Hall, how much she normally makes in a tip.
Her response: $5.
“I’ve been teaching our church about honoring people. Just ordinary people who work hard,” de Jesus said as he hands the woman $100 in cash.
But it didn’t stop there.
De Jesus then asks if anyone in the church would also like to “honor” Hall.
More than 70 members of the church then walk up to the stage and one-by-one hand the single mother cash as tears stream down her face.
“She didn’t know that this was going to happen and you didn’t know that this was going to happen but this is how we honor people,” de Jesus told the churchgoers. “You don’t know her story, you don’t know what she was going through and maybe this was a prayer – an answered prayer.”
An emotional Hall thanked the church for their generous show of kindness.
“I’ve got 2 kids, I’m a single parent and I wasn’t ready for kids and I’m just trying to do my best and I thank you all so much,” she said through tears.
De Jesus proceeded to give the woman a bible and a basket for cash.
“It could have been any other restaurant, it could have been any other delivery person – but it was you,” he said.