Domino's worker's touching act after Aussie girl's birthday party nightmare
Having people ditch your birthday party is tough, so when a Domino's employee heard what happened to a young girl, he quickly came up with something to try "cheer her up".
Last week a mum called to cancel a large order she placed at Domino's Coolum in Queensland, as only one of her daughter's friends turned up to her birthday party.
But when she showed up to collect the one pizza, 17-year-old shift supervisor Miles surprised her with a custom chocolate dessert pizza topped with churros and brownies.
He also wrote 'Happy B'Day' in chocolate on the pizza box.
"Thank you Miles for going the extra 'mile' to help turn this customer's day around," Domino's said on their Facebook page on Tuesday.
Yahoo News Australia spoke to Miles about his sweet gesture.
“When I first heard that one of our customers wanted to cancel a large pizza order after only one friend turned up to her daughter’s birthday party, I knew I wanted to do something to cheer her up," he said.
“I thought about what would have made me happy at that age, and immediately decided to make her a surprise Choc Fudge Brownie and Churro pizza – because the only thing maybe better than pizza, is a chocolate one!"
Social media users react to act of kindness
Domino's Facebook post garnered more than 67,000 reactions, with many praising Miles for his actions.
"Miles was raised right!! Well done mate!!" one person said.
"This is my biggest fear as a parent, so happy there was some what of a good ending to this," said another.
"Such a small act of kindness that they'll remember for the rest of their lives!" a third person said.
One parent also reflected on a time Domino's made their child feel better.
"My son spent his 15th birthday last year alone at home schooling himself so we ordered a pizza to be delivered to him and put a note asking the delivery driver to wish him a happy birthday," she said in the comments.
"He did! It made our day and my son's day! Domino’s are great for this!!".
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Miles said he was blown away by the response and is glad he could somehow help.
"It was only something small, but I'm pleased to know that in some way, the team at Domino’s Coolum and I were able to turn her day around and make her feel special," he said to Yahoo News Australia.
"Coolum is such an incredible community, and the response from other local businesses and community members has been overwhelming."
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