Clergyman Lawrence Lovasik once said the goal in life should be to make at least one person happy every day and an Ohio church has clearly taken that lesson to heart.
In an emotional moment caught on camera, members of the Sycamore Creek Church in Pickerington, Ohio decided to order a pizza from Domino’s in the middle of their Sunday service.
When the delivery driver arrived, Rev. Steve Markle, the lead pastor at Sycamore Creek Church, invited her to come up on stage.
He starts by asking the driver, who identifies herself as Natasha, what the largest tip she ever received was.
“About ten dollars,” Natasha replied.
Markle then pulls out the cash to cover the order, which came to a total of $5.99 U.S. Then he handed Natasha her tip: a wad of cash equaling $1,046.
Natasha is brought to tears by the surprise gesture, covering her face in her hands and thanking the cheering congregation.
“I hope that this can help you,” Markle said. “I don’t know what’s going on in your life.”
“It can help a lot,” she replied. “Thank you so much. Thank you everybody.”
According to The Columbus Dispatch, Markle had been wrapping up a series of sermons titled “I was Broke. Now I’m Not” intended to teach the power of random acts of kindness.
The $1,046 was raised via collection from the gathered congregation with the intention to surprise one person at random with a meaningful act of generosity.