Lazy people like myself owe the people who get paid to deliver the food we order to our doorstep a tremendous debt for their service—although the invaluable work they do typically isn’t reflected in the money they receive as compensation.
I can’t say I’m personally familiar with what it’s like to do that job, but based on the mountain of anecdotal evidence I’ve encountered over the years, it seems like a pretty thankless line of work that routinely involves ending up involved in some pretty unenviable situations.
As a result, I don’t think any reasonable person would really expect the underappreciated and underpaid men and women who are tasked with dropping off food to have a ton of incentive to go above and beyond while making the rounds.
However, there’s at least one very notable exception in the form of a pizza delivery guy named Tyler.
According to WPVI, Tyler Morrell was completing what seemed like it should have been a fairly routine delivery for Aston, Pennsylvania’s Cocco’s Pizza in the nearby town of Brookhaven when police conducting a high-speed chase involving a stolen car made their way onto the road of the house where he’d been dispatched.
A doorbell security camera captured what unfolded after the suspect attempted to flee the vehicle after being cornered, as they tried to escape the scene on foot only to be swiftly captured after Tyler made his way onto the sidewalk and stuck his leg out to trip the unidentified 19-year-old man.
Tyler—who didn’t even drop the food he was holding when he intervened—was more than happy to assist, saying:
“I am so sick of seeing crime go on, especially half a mile down the road. So if they needed a hand or a foot, I was there.”
It’s unclear if he received a bigger tip than expected, but the woman who eventually got her order when the dust settled told the outlet she viewed it as a “10 out of 10 delivery,”