Pizza shop makes 225-mile delivery for dying man
Battle Creek – A Michigan pizza shop usually doesn’t deliver, but an employee made a big exception to bring a pair of pizzas to a cancer patient and his wife 225 miles away in Indiana.
Julie and Rich Morgan grew fond of Steve’s Pizza when they lived in Battle Creek more than two decades ago. They’d planned a trip to the restaurant for Julie Morgan’s birthday in September, but Rich Morgan ended up in the hospital in Indianapolis and later in hospice care.
Julie Morgan’s father called Steve’s Pizza on Saturday and spoke with 18-year-old Dalton Shaffer.
"He told Dalton a little bit about our situation and asked if the shop might send a friendly text or card to us," Julie Morgan said in her Facebook post.
"Without hesitation Dalton asked what kind of pizza we wanted, and told my father he would bring it to us."
The fact that the trip would be more than 3 hours didn't deter the man.
"And so, while Rich and I slept, at 2:30 AM, Dalton rolled into our driveway, left the car running and delivered two extra special pizzas to my waiting family. He told them we were in his prayers, and offered to help in any way he could," Morgan said on Facebook. "My dad offered to put him up in a hotel, but he refused and immediately left for the return trip home because he had to work the next day."
Shaffer told the Battle Creek Enquirer he “just wanted to make them happy."