Mom Orders Pizza 1 Year After Losing Son Not Expecting To Make Heartfelt Discovery Inside Box
ShareTap Staff 11/29/2018
Pizza in our American culture is often associated with fun get-togethers like birthdays and football. But one Little Caesars pizza store has proved that we can count on this all American food even for the not so festive times.
In the town of Lugoff, South Carolina, a woman went to her local Little Caesars to place an order for 15 pizzas. While taking the order, the staff member casually asked about the occasion and received an unexpected reply.
Instead of a party or a celebration, the pizza was for a remembrance get-together. Apparently, the woman had lost her son a year before, and friends and family had planned this anniversary event to give each other comfort and support. Needless to say, the Little Caesars' staff member had not imagined the reason to be this tragic, and quickly took the order and sent the woman on her way.
Loss of a child is perhaps one of the worst imagined events to happen to a parent. What can a pizza chain do to change the facts or provide comfort? Well sometimes, it's even the little touches that count.
Still, the story had stuck with the staff and they weren't about to give up this easily. And so they thought of a simple way to show the woman that they cared. When the pizzas were finally ready to be picked up, the woman was absolutely surprised to see how the management at the Lugoff Little Caesars' had shown their solidarity. As she later shared:
"When my boyfriend went to pick up the pizzas, the management told him they had an extra on the house. On top of the box was a note to enjoy our day of remembrance and God Bless All. We opened the pizza box to find a pizza with a big heart made of pepperoni. It was the sweetest gesture on a rough day."
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In the scheme of things, perhaps that one extra pizza with a pepperoni heart didn't really make a big difference. But to this woman who had lost her son, every little show of love and affection mattered. Especially when that support comes from an unexpected source like a pizza chain.
The beautiful note on top read:
"We hope you guys enjoy this day of remembrance. God bless you all!"
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This story, which was later posted by Love What Matters, received over 16,000 reactions and numerous comments from all around the world who shared in the woman's loss and sent prayers. They agreed that Little Caesars' management had done a wonderful thing, and that there are still good people in the world who believe that it's the little things that matter in life.