A good pizza delivery driver will remember to bring you some parmesan cheese packets, and maybe paper plates. This one brought a Ham Lake, Minnesota, man all the help in the world.
Angela Nguyen is a Domino's Pizza driver who met "an elderly man" named Lee on a seemingly routine delivery to his "very small" camper, which has no plumbing, heat or running water, according to a GoFundMe page set up to help Lee.
Lee, it seems, had fallen on hard times. The retiree's home had recently burned down, Nguyen writes, forcing him to live in the trailer on what was left of his property.
His son was also recently killed in a snowmobile accident, KARE 11 reports.
Lee, who lives on a small income from Social Security, "gets meals on wheels during the week. He has no stove or refrigerator so I assume he lives on the 1 meal a day during the week and Dominos pizza on weekends," Nguyen wrote.
With winter fast approaching, the delivery driver set up an online crowdfunding effort, which in just four days has gathered more than $5,300 in donations – about $3,000 away from the final fundraising goal. Many visitors to the GoFundMe profile have also pledged help in the form of furniture, kitchenware and more.
The hope is to get Lee into a small studio apartment, but according to KARE 11, a construction company has apparently offered to build him a small house "just in time for winter."
Overwhelmed by the donations and goodwill, Lee told the station, "it's hard to explain [how I feel] ... just pretty awesome."