89-year-old Derlin Newey, who
works for a Papa John’s in Roy, Utah,
is well past the age of retirement.
he works around 30 hours a week delivering
pizza for the chain, according to KSL-TV.
That fact took Carlos Valdez by surprise.
On September 14, he posted a video to TikTok
of Newey delivering his family’s pizza.
“What is this guy doing delivering Pizzas?
True hustler,” Valdez captioned the post.
Users began calling for a “Venmo challenge”
— a social media trend where strangers work
together to send money to someone in need.
the TikToker asked his nearly
70,000 followers to chip in.
In another clip, the Valdezes sit Newey
down and explain that their community worked
together to donate “$0.50 to a dollar”.
“And, collectively, because there
are thousands of people that love
you,” Valdez says in the video, “We
collected over $12,000 for you”.
Newey appears overcome with
emotion in the video and ultimately
hugs Valdez and his wife, telling
them he loves them