89-year-old Derlin Newey always greets his customers with “Hello! Are you looking for some pizza?”
Newey’s enthusiasm for his job recently won the heart of Carlos Valdez —
and after Valdez shared Newey’s joy with his TikTok followers,
they fell in love too, so much so that they banded together to raise $12,000 for him.
Valdez’s friendship with Newey began on Sept. 14, when he first shared a video to TikTok
of Newey delivering a pizza to his home in Roy, Utah and chatting for several minutes about the neighborhood.
The comments from his 61,000 followers were extremely positive and when several people suggested
a “Venmo challenge” to raise money for Newey, Valdez happily accepted.