Domino’s Manager Gets a Phone Call From Dejected Mother – Decides to Go the Extra “Mile” When He Hears the Reason Why
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Birthdays are supposed to be filled with laughter, joy, and the company of friends. However, when young Skylah’s birthday party took an unexpected turn, Domino’s employee Miles became the hero of the day in Coolum, Queensland, Australia.
It all began when Skylah’s mother, Lauren O’Rourke, had to make a disheartening call to Domino’s. A sizable order for her daughter’s birthday feast needed canceling because none of Skylah’s friends showed up to the celebration. Feeling the weight of this situation, Miles, the store’s shift manager, decided he couldn’t let Skylah’s special day end on a sour note.
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Domino’s Australia shared the heartwarming story on Facebook, stating, “Last week, Domino’s Coolum received a call from a local Mum hoping to cancel the large order she had placed as a number of her daughter’s peers hadn’t turned up to her birthday party.” This is where Miles stepped in, crafting a temporary cake to lift Skylah’s spirits.
When Lauren arrived at the store to collect the single pizza she hadn’t canceled, Miles surprised her with a custom chocolate dessert pizza adorned with churros and brownies. The joyous moment was captured in a photo where Miles beamed next to the pizza box with a sweet “Happy B’Day” message in chocolate.
Lauren expressed her gratitude on Facebook, saying, “Skylah’s birthday💖 this was the most wonderfully kind and generous and so loving gesture from Miles and the team at our local Domino’s. 🌻☺️❤️ Son – daughter 🙂”
Miles’ thoughtful gesture didn’t just stop with the surprise pizza. It has become a beacon of love and community support. Lauren, appreciative of the overwhelming response, commented, “The love from our community has been the most memorable for our family. So much love. We are so appreciative and grateful to live this beautiful life. Sending love and happiness to everyone.”
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“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,” Miles told FOX Television Stations.
Miles’ act of kindness has become a social media sensation, with users praising him for going above and beyond. Comments poured in, commending Miles for making a significant impact on Skylah’s birthday. Some users shared personal stories, emphasizing the challenges kids sometimes face in making friends.
Over 2000 people in the comments rallied for Domino’s to organize a new party for Skylah, emphasizing that “no kid (or their parents) should ever endure that type of sadness.” The community also called for Miles to receive a promotion and a pay raise, acknowledging his compassion and going the extra “mile” to brighten Skylah’s day.
In a world sometimes clouded with challenges, Miles’ act serves as a reminder of the power of kindness, turning an unfortunate situation into a heartwarming celebration that Skylah and her family will cherish forever. Sometimes, a small act of compassion can make a big difference, creating ripples of joy in unexpected places.
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