Most people who stay in lengthy careers do so with the goal of retiring one day and living out their golden years in a peaceful and stress-free way. Unfortunately, for many people those desires don’t pan out. As a matter of fact, almost 27 percent of people between 65 and 74 are still working to meet financial obligations. One 72-year-old South Carolina great-grandmother understands this all too well. She retired from working in the school cafeteria but was forced to take a job as a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver to make ends meet. A viral TikTok shows the elderly deliver driver falling while delivering food.
… Barbara Gillespie was dropping off a pizza order to a customer when she tripped and fell, food scattering all over the front porch. The incident was captured on a Ring security camera and shared on TikTok. As the fallen woman attempts to get up, she can be heard apologizing repeatedly for “ruining the customer’s meal.” A concerned man steps out of the house and asks Gillespie if she is okay. She tells him she fell but he continues to express worry about her fall, asking, “Are you okay? Are you hurt?” while helping her up.
… It turns out the man, Kevin Keigher was a firefighter. After finding out Gillespie was a ‘lunch lady’ who had retired from her job, but picked up shifts at the fast food franchise for extra income, he and his wife, Lacey knew they had to do something.
… That something was first to visit Gillespie at the local pizzeria where she worked and give her flowers the following day. But that wasn’t all. The couple also delivered some astonishing news to the shocked retiree: they had started a GoFundMe in an effort to collect ‘tips’ to help Gillespie with any of her needs. As of Monday the GoFundMe has raised over $250,000