By Tessa Berenson
October 10, 2014

A Domino’s pizza delivery man in Indiana got a bit more than a 20% tip from students at Indiana Wesleyan University this week when they tipped him $1,268 for two pizzas.

The stunt was orchestrated by Keith Newman, the CEO of Residential Education, who wanted to teach his 3,000 students to “Do for one what you wish you could do for everyone,” RTV 6 reports.

In that spirit, when driver James Gilpin arrived to deliver the $12.50 pizza order, Newman and a packed auditorium of students presented him with the $1,268 check, gift cards and inspirational notes from the class.

Gilpin says he’ll use his unexpected windfall to buy Christmas presents for his five and six year olds.

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