Daily Pizza Diet Saves Woman's Life


Domino's PizzaFor the past three years, 82-year-old Jean Wilson of Tennessee ordered a large pizza every single day. But rather than kill her with all its artery-clogging cheese, that pizza likely saved her life.

It was a compassionate Domino's Pizza delivery driver, Susan Guy, who noticed that Wilson hadn't placed her usual order in a few days. Guy told WMCTV how she asked her boss for permission to go check on her:

He was like, "Naw, you don't have to do that," and I said, "Yeah I do. Clock me out if that's what you gotta do."

When she got to Wilson's house, there was no response.

She banged on doors and windows, but nothing. Not willing to just forget about her loyal customer, she went to a neighbor's house to see if he'd seen Wilson. They called 911, and after breaking down the door, police found her lying on the floor.

Apparently she had fallen a few days prior and couldn't manage to get to the phone. She was taken to the hospital and treated.

Besides the great irony of a pizza diet saving someone's life, I love little stories like this that show sparks of great compassion in an often dreary world. So often we go about our daily lives interacting with people without ever giving them a second thought or a kind word. And there are plenty of people out there who could use just that.

Susan Guy is an amazing example of an unsuspecting hero whose small kindness made a huge difference in the life of someone else. Guy remains humble and told WMC-TV, "I'm overwhelmed. I'm just a pizza deliverer, that's all."

Kudos, Domino's. Your pizza may not be my favorite, but if Susan Guy represents the kind of people you hire, then you're doing something right. And you should give Ms. Guy a big bonus while you're at it.

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maine... mainemusicmaker

Don't you HATE spam comments??

Great "feel good" story....but I gotta say it: a pizza a day? For 3 years?? Holy cow.

Abby Lynch

She obviously didn't have anybody taking care of her, making sure she was safe and eating properly. That's so sad, but I'm also so glad to see there are still decent people in this world. This story is extra touching to me, because Jean Wilson is the same age as my grandmother, who fell about a month ago. I'm so grateful that my uncle was here. She is a member of Lifeline, but I couldn't imagine how frighten she would have been if she had been here alone.  She didn't break anything, thank God, but she was in a nursing home until this past Monday. My family and I are now staying with her for a few months until we find a place really close to move into. We're lucky to be so close to my grandmother, but I also feel for other elders who are on their own. When I was growing up I would go with my mother on her "Meals On Wheels" route. It saddened me to see what condition some of our older generation lives in. My heart goes out to them.

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jalaz77 jalaz77

Wow, what a guy. How many people do we have in the world like this one?? Very few.

madja... madjanssen

Maybe there is hope for us after all.

ethan... ethans_momma06

That's really amazing that she went out of her way to check on the lady!

nonmember avatar mike

"I've fallen and I can't get up to let in the pizza guy."

nonmember avatar Mark

This story has a very nice ending....but how about getting this woman Meals on Wheels for the elderly. She needs a hot and nutritious meal delivered to her now!

Ashly... Ashlynnsmommy07

great story, but I agree with Mark - she needs more nutricous food

Mama2... Mama2JoshKatie

That poor woman had nobody to look out for her and make sure her needs were met. She couldn't go to the store, she couldn't cook, so ordering pizza was probably all she knew to do to get food. Thank God for the compassion of that pizza delivery person, without whom that poor woman would have eventually died alone on the floor. I hope she is getting help now and more nutritious meals brought to her!

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