INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (CBS13) — A pizza restaurant manager went above and beyond to bring one last pizza to a dying fan.
Rich and Julie Morgan planned a weekend getaway for Julie’s birthday to enjoy a pizza in Battle Creek, Michigan. It wasn’t just any pizza, it was Steve’s Pizza, and they hadn’t had since they moved 25 years ago.READ MORE: Construction Concerns Hit Businesses Along Highway 99
But those plans were dashed when Rich fell ill and was diagnosed with a cancer in its late stages.
Rich ended up in hospice care, living out his last days with friends and family. Rich’s father-in-law made a call to Steve’s Pizza to let them know about Rich and see if they could send him a card to lift his spirits.READ MORE: 'Simply Just Another Bump In The Road': Future Sacramento Firefighter Tells Inspirational Story From Chemo To Cadet
The manager, Dalton Shaffer, wasn’t going to send a card. Instead, he asked what kind of pizza Rich liked and said he would deliver it personally after his shift.
This sticks out for two reasons:
- Steve’s Pizza doesn’t do deliveries.
- Rich was in Indianapolis, about 225 miles away from Battle Creek.
But he told WXMI the three-hour drive across state lines was something he had to do.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Highway 99 Closure Now In Place: How To Get Around It
And he arrived at 2:30 a.m, pizzas in hand—one with pepperoni, the other with pepperoni and mushrooms