89-year-old Papa John’s pizza supply driver shocked with $12Okay tip because of ‘TikTok Household’


Derlin Newey was in disbelief Tuesday morning when the Valdez household knocked on the door of his Utah residence. CNN affiliate KSL TV was there to witness the second.

“How do I ever say thanks? I do not know what to say,” mentioned Newey as he held again tears of pleasure.

Newey delivers pizzas for Papa John’s about 30 hours per week. He advised KSL that he began the job after realizing he could not reside solely on social safety.

Along with being a supply driver, Newey can also be a rising TikTok star because of some loyal prospects impressed by his kindness.

The Valdez household mentioned they all the time ask for him when ordering pizza and began recording his deliveries as TikTok movies on their channel @vendingheads.

“It is insane. Everyone loves him,” mentioned Carlos Valdez. The household claims his signature phrase with every supply is, “Hey, are you on the lookout for some pizza?”

With greater than 53,000 followers, they usually bought feedback asking why Newey was delivering pizzas at his age. The household agreed that he should not must work a lot and determined to make use of their platform for some good.

They requested their followers to make a donation to assist Newey, and the cash began rolling in. They had been shortly capable of increase $12,000. They introduced a signed verify to him as from his “TikTok Household.”

Derlin Newey was shocked to find out his "TikTok Family" raised over $12,000 for him.

Newey was utterly caught off guard. He did not even know what TikTok was however was grateful for the sudden blessing.

“I do not know what to say, besides thanks,” mentioned Newey.

The Valdez household advised KSL that the shock could not have gone any higher.

“He wanted this. I am simply glad we may assist him,” mentioned Valdez. “We simply have to deal with folks with kindness and respect the best way he does. He stole our hearts.”

And if the money wasn’t sufficient, the household sweetened the shock with a T-shirt that learn, “Hey, are you on the lookout for some pizza?”


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