huge pizza delivery tipOkay, so you deliver pizzas for Domino’s and you’re heading to a local college campus to deliver two pizzas. You open the door to the chapel where you’re supposed to deliver the pizzas when—BAM!—there you are in front of hundreds of students who are giving you the biggest pizza delivery tip you’ve ever received.

Students at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana, collected $1,268 for a tip for James Gilpin, along with inspirational notes and $70 in gift cards. You can read more about the incident and see a video of it here.

Why did students do this? According to their Residential Education CEO Keith Newman, they were learning what it means to do something you would like others to do to you; in other words, they were learning the Golden Rule.

Now it’s your turn: Think about how you would like to be treated. Now think about doing that to someone else. What idea did you come up with and how would you accomplish it if you had the chance?

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