Like many single moms across the globe, Monique Hall works hard to provide for her children.
The Domino’s delivery driver was brought to tears after she was surprised with an incredible tip during a church service in Chicago.
Pastor Wilfredo De Jesús of the New Life Covenant Church ordered a pizza with the intentions of honoring the delivery person.
He called up the single mother-of-two and asked her how much she usually gets in tip money.
After saying that it was $5, Pastor Wilfredo handed her $100.
He then asked if 10 people in the congregation if they would be willing to tip her as well.
In a video posted to Facebook last week, an astounding 89 parishioners got up and gave a tip to Hall, who was seen breaking down in tears over the kind gesture.
‘I was nervous. I did not understand why so many people had stood up for a pizza delivery person,’ Hall told WGN on Friday.
She continued: ‘I definitely wasn’t expecting it, but I knew that I had been struggling for a long time being a single parent, and not having their father in their life.
‘It takes a real damper on you, especially trying to make ends meet.’
‘So when they did that, I was overwhelmed and I was shocked. I felt so loved by them – all I could do was cry.’
The video on Facebook has been viewed more than 5.6 million times, has more than 79,000 reactions and has been shared more than 141,500 times.
Hall was also given a Bible, a gift bag and a prayer from Pastor Wilfredo.
He explained that for the entire month of February, he had been challenging church members to honor everyday people.
‘We want to let you know, here at New Life Covenant Church, that whether you have a church to worship in or not, we want you to know that you’re welcome here,’ Pastor Wilfredo said during the prayer.
‘You’ll always remember this day that you were marked by God. It could of been any other restaurant, any other person, but it was you,’ Pastor Wilfredo said during the prayer.
Hall told WGN she made sure to spread the church’s message by sharing the tips she received with her coworkers.
‘I felt like some of my coworkers were just the same as me, in the same place. So it was only right that I give to them, since I was given to,’ Hall said.