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That's James. He's a Pizza Delivery Guy. And He Got an Awesome Surprise When He Showed Up at a Christian College.

"At the time I didn't know what to think; it didn't sink in until about two hours afterwards."

Image via Facebook/ABC 7 Chicago

Pizza delivery driver James Gilpin probably visits Indiana Wesleyan University often. But it's probably not often that he gets the surprise he got there Wednesday.

Keith Newman, a university faculty member, was speaking at the university's weekly chapel service that day. His topic? "Do for one, what you wish you could do for everyone."

But Newman wanted to make it a hands-on lesson for the more than 3,000 students who attended the service.

Image via Facebook/ABC 7 Chicago Image via Facebook/ABC 7 Chicago

"[Newman] asked the lady to go and order pizza. At first I thought we were all going to get pizza. But then as he began to talk about it he revealed that he would be bringing the guy on stage and we were going to bless him with an offering," one student told Chicago's WLS-TV.

"When I walked up to him and he started talking to me I was wondering what was going on," Gilpin said.

That's when Newman thanked Gilpin, gave him a piece of cake, the notes he asked the students to write earlier, and a tip. Little did Gilpin know that the students had chipped in for his tip, amounting to $1,268.

"At the time I didn't know what to think; it didn't sink in until about two hours afterwards," Gilpin said.

As for what he'll do with all the money? Gilpin said he'll use it to buy Christmas for his two children, ages 5 and 6-years-old.

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