During the late evening of July 15th, a woman named Ashley ordered pizza from Domino’s in Flint, Michigan. Her pizza was taking longer than expected to be delivered. A deaf man named Benjamin was on his way over to deliver the pizza, but his car broke down. He ended up walking the pizza to the woman’s home.
We reached out to Ben to learn more about this story. Take a look!
What happened is that I was delivering pizza to a customer. As I was driving, my car all the sudden stopped working. I’m not sure why it broke down because I’m not experienced with cars. So my car wasn’t working- the steering wheel was fine, but the pedals weren’t. I managed to park my car and walked. At first when the car broke down, I tried to figure out what to do. There were houses nearby. The first house I went and knocked, but there was no answer. I walked to another house and saw there was a person inside using a computer. I knocked on the door. A man answered the door. I told him “I need you to call Dominos because my car broke down.” He said, “I didn’t order any pizza, sorry” and proceeded to close the door. I stopped him and said “hold on, before you close the door, I didn’t mean you ordered pizza. I work for Dominos and my car right there is broken down.” He responded “oh okay.. where?” I replied, “Court and Center road.” He called and worked everything out for me. Sure enough, I waited and waited for them to show up. They said they were coming but I waited for awhile. I realized I still had the pizza to deliver, and was not sure what to do. The customer already paid for the pizza, so I thought about it, and decided to go ahead and bring it to her. She lived a few blocks away so it really isn’t a huge deal. I was walking down the block, and saw someone from my team, Michael, drive past me. I turned around and walked back. But by the time I got to my car, he had already left. So I decided to just walk to the customer’s house and give her the pizza. I knocked on the door and then apologized, explaining to her what happened. The woman said, “Yeah, I heard what happened, I feel bad.” “No problem, don’t worry about it” I thanked her and walked back. That’s all that really happened. I walked with the pizza to the woman’s house, and honestly, would many others do the same after their car breaks down? I put my problems aside and finished my job helping others. Not many would do the same. I thought why not? Thank you.
Ashley was so touched by Ben’s actions, it led her to set up a GoFundMe page to help him out. She wrote on the page, “In a world that right now feels tumultuous and full of hate and in a city where itself and its people are constantly put down, there was this bright light that was Ben.” She encouraged everyone to donate to help him get back on the road.