This headline could just read “Group of Christians Good at Their Own Religion.”

Via NBC Chicago, a church group near Columbus, Ohio had been doing a series of teachings on generosity. The concluded this series with a practical demonstration by ordering a $5.99 pizza from Domino’s. When the delivery driver arrived, they asked her if she wouldn’t mind delivering to the stage itself. Reverend Steve Markle then brought her up on stage made a couple corny but kind of adorable Dad jokes, then asked her what was the best tip she’d ever gotten. When she said “about $10,” he gave her an initial $9 tip, and then nonchalantly dropped in an “oh by the way, we also took up a collection to teach ourselves generosity, here’s over a grand.” Understandably, this was followed by a significant amount of tears and hugging. The entire thing is shown in the above video.

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Is it possible the whole thing was staged? Yeah, it’s possible. Until there’s some evidence to the contrary, though, I choose to believe in people sometimes doing nice things for the joy of it.


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