A boy who was left alone to celebrate his birthday after his friends failed to show up for his party had his day turned upside down when he received a surprise from a Domino’s employee.
The Queensland youngster’s mother had to call Domino’s in Coolum, on the Sunshine Coast, last week to cancel the large order she had placed earlier to meet the needs of party goers.
According to a post on Domino’s Australia Facebook page, her son’s “peers hadn’t shown up to his birthday party” so she had to change the order to just one pizza.
After sharing the crushing story with the Domino’s employee who took his call, the store’s shift manager, Miles, decided he would try to cheer up the young boy.
He quickly got to work baking a fortune cake and created a “custom chocolate dessert pizza topped with churros and brownies.”
Before the order was picked up, Miles posed with his creation and a “Happy B’Day” message written in chocolate on the back of a pizza box for a photo.
He was later praised by hundreds of people after his kind act was shared on Facebook on Tuesday.
“Well done, Miles. You talk like a great human,” one comment read.
“Good job Miles, hope this lifted the spirits boy, heartbreaking when people don’t show up for the party,” someone else wrote.
“That’s my biggest fear as a parent. So glad there was a good ending to this,” another said.
More than 1,800 people reacted to a comment asking Domino’s to help facilitate another party for the little boy because “no child (or his parents) should ever feel this kind of heartache”.
Others campaigned for Miles to be recognized by the store and given a pay raise.
“Miles, absolute legend! Give that kid a raise. What seems like such a small thing is actually such a massive act of kindness,” one comment read.
Domino’s expressed gratitude to Miles for his attempt to cheer the boy up.
“Thank you Miles for going the extra ‘mile’ to help transform this client’s day,” the post read.
New York Post