This Deaf Domino’s Driver Delivered Customer’s Pizza On Foot After His Car Broke Down

GoFundMe campaign page describes Benjamin Houston as a “bright light” in a scary world.




A fundraiser to help repair delivery driver Benjamin Houston’s car has raised nearly $12,000 after news of his dedication to his job spread around the nation.

Benjamin Houston, a delivery driver for Domino’s in Flint, Michigan, is nothing if not dedicated to his job.

The young man, who is deaf, was taking an order to Ashley Schafer when his car broke down, according to MLive.com. After knocking on strangers’ doors in the area, Houston finally found someone who was willing to call the Domino’s store and let them know the delivery driver needed help.

But Houston still had a job to complete. Abandoning his car, he took off on foot and walked the rest of the way to Schafer’s house to deliver her pizza and soft drinks.

Shafer, meanwhile, had been wondering what was taking her order so long to arrive. When a knock on her door finally came, it was actually Houston’s manager, who was worried about his employee and trying to find him. Thirty minutes later, Houston arrived on Schafer’s doorstep with the order.

“I gave him a big tip, and I told him, ‘I know the struggle,’” Schafer told MLive.com. She was so touched by Houston’s perseverance that she started a GoFundMe page to pay for the repairs to Houston’s car. As of August 9, the campaign had raised $11,780 toward a goal of $13,000.

When asked why he went the extra distance to make the delivery, Houston said it was just the right thing to do. “God wants us to treat everybody how we wanted to be treated,” he told MLive.com. “I would do it again with anybody, really. If my car had broken down in the middle of I-75, I would do it again. I would do my best to get close, one way or the other.”

On the GoFundMe campaign page, Schafer wrote that Houston had restored her faith in humanity. “It might seem silly, but 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. He went far above and beyond, caring more about getting me a stupid pizza than staying at his car and waiting for help.”

 

Edit Module

Tell us what you think at or email.

Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

New Jersey Pizzeria Draws Heavy Fire for Alleged “Anti-Cop” Slur on a Pizza Box

Owner Frank Mancini says in-house shorthand label was misread as “pigs.”

How to Create the Perfect Cheese Blend For a Flavor Your Customers Will Crave (With Video)

There are hundreds of delicious cheese combinations, and nearly every cheese can work to boost your pizza’s flavor profile.

Pizzas For the Khaleesi: Pizzeria Vetri Creates Pies Inspired by “Game of Thrones”

Cleverly named LTO specials include Baratheon’s Bane and the spicy-hot Dornishman’s Revenge.

Globe Food Equipment Expands Its Cooking Line

Company unveils electric sandwich grill combo unit.

The Spaghetti Cone: Is It Really Easier Than Eating From a Plate?

With this one-of-a-kind street-food, you don’t have to doodle with your noodles to get them into your mouth.

Researchers in Naples Are Struggling to Build a Robot That Can Make Pizza From Scratch

RoDyMan the pizza-bot has bendable arms, hands and fingers, but it can’t stretch dough without tearing it.

Chuck E. Cheese Is One Company That's Hiring Real People and Firing Robots

Animatronic band is nowhere to be seen at remodeled location in Stone Oak, Texas.

Mississippi Pizzeria Is One of Two Named to Bon Appetit’s List of 50 Best New Restaurants

Saint Leo in Oxford, Mississippi, made the cut, along with Washington, D.C.’s Timber Pizza Company

Facebook Algorithm Now Penalizes Businesses For Slow-Loading Website Links

Forty percent of website visitors will abandon your site after a three-second loading delay, the company notes.

Univex Leading The Way in Pizza Innovation

The Univex Pizza System puts a new twist on the pizza-making process.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags