The Valezs were so enamored with Newey’s charming manner that they started filming Newey’s dapper deliveries and posting them on their TikTok video stream. Soon he became something of a senior sensation with their 53,000 followers.
But as much as people loved Newey’s charisma, so much their comments expressed concern that an elderly man was still spending so many hours at work.
With that in mind, the Valzez decided to reach out to their fans in the hopes of raising some money to help Newey.
The answer was off the hook.
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“Collectively as a TikTok community, we all came together and were able to raise $ 12,000 for this amazing person,” Valdez told KLS.
Last Tuesday, Newey received a surprise delivery at his home. Valdez showed up at his door with a t-shirt that read, “Hello, are you looking for pizza? in one hand – and a check for $ 12,069 in the other. (Watch the moment below…)
The former ski champion, who worked up to 30 hours a week to supplement his social security, was overcome with emotion by the generosity of so many foreigners. “How to say thank you? I don’t know what to say, ”Newey told Deseret News.
For his part, Valdez was delighted to be able to give something back to a man who had brought so much joy to those around him just by being himself. “It couldn’t have been better,” Valdez said.
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“He needed it. I’m just glad we can help him. We just have to treat people with kindness and respect the way he does it. He stole our hearts.
On the great pizza of life, it’s hard to beat that.
WATCH his reaction in the KSL video below… (Screenshot courtesy of KSL / YouTube)
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