“My husband is third shift so sometimes we have dinner for breakfast and all eat together,” Schafer said. “This night I decided to order the pizza to have it for the morning.”
Schafer checked the app on her phone and saw the pizza had left the store at 11:24 p.m. After an hour, the pizza had still not been delivered, she said.
Finally, she heard a knock on her door. But it was the Domino’s assistant manager telling her the delivery driver’s car had broken down. He was concerned about Houston, who is deaf, WJRT reported.
“I told him I wasn’t worried about the pizza. Go find Ben,” she said. “It was 12:30 in the morning and being a delivery driver can be dangerous as it is.”
After waiting for a co-worker, Houston decided to walk the half-mile to Schafer’s house.
“I don’t like sitting in a car doing nothing for so long,” Houston told CNN. “Even though the area where I live is not safe for people to walk, especially a deaf person.”
More than two hours after Schafer had placed the order, Houston showed up at her house.
He apologized for the delay, and Schafer tipped him $20, WJRT reported. Then she started the GoFundMe account.
Houston called Schafer a “blessing.”
“I appreciated that she set up GoFundMe so I can fix the car and don’t have to ever worry about it again for a while,” he told WJRT.