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Poplar Bluff, MO youth group gives pizza delivery driver $1,000 tip

Kendra Young, the Papa John's delivery driver thought it was just another drop off, but she got the tip of a lifetime. (Source: Jeanie Irvin) Kendra Young, the Papa John's delivery driver thought it was just another drop off, but she got the tip of a lifetime. (Source: Jeanie Irvin)
"It means a lot, because, I could have been driving in that car with my son," the single mother explained. "It could have ended up killing us both. In a way they've saved me." (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS) "It means a lot, because, I could have been driving in that car with my son," the single mother explained. "It could have ended up killing us both. In a way they've saved me." (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS)
Now Kendra will get to spend Christmas with family out of state, and give her son a holiday to remember. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS) Now Kendra will get to spend Christmas with family out of state, and give her son a holiday to remember. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS)
The first thing his mother got him was a pair of light up shoes and pajamas for an event at school. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS) The first thing his mother got him was a pair of light up shoes and pajamas for an event at school. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS)
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) -

An act of kindness from a Poplar Bluff, Missouri youth group is changing the life of one Heartland woman.

Kendra Young, the Papa John's delivery driver, thought it was just another drop off, but she got the tip of a lifetime.

In a cellphone video of the event Associate Pastor Nathan Coleman asks, "what is the biggest tip you've ever gotten so far?"

The woman replies to the group, "Twenty dollars."

The Fellowship General Baptist Church youth group was about to beat that by a lot.

For three weeks the kids and teens gathered pocket change, allowance money and pulled together just more than $1,000 to give her a Christmas gift.

"We wouldn't know who would come," Pastor Coleman said. "We were just praying that the person who came would truly need what we were going to give."

"I was just going to get a car loan to get my car fixed today," Young explained.

After the church gave her the money, Kendra took her car into the shop, and it was worse than she thought.

The mechanic told her she avoided a serious wreck.

"It means a lot, because I could have been driving in that car with my son," the single mother explained. "It could have ended up killing us both. In a way they've saved me."

Youth leaders were impressed by the kids generosity.

"To know that they took that responsibility on themselves, just to give to somebody else, is moving," Amanda Gowen said. "I think that's awesome."

Kendra and her son think it's pretty awesome too.

Now she will get to spend Christmas with family out of state, and give her son a holiday to remember.

The first thing she got him was a pair of light-up shoes and pajamas for an event at school.

He jumped and played in them to watch the lights go off.

"I want to thank them for reminding me of the blessings in life," Young said. "For helping give my family a Christmas that we haven't had in a long time."

Kendra's boss at Papa John's spoke with the church after the delivery.

Her boss said no one was more deserving of the gift than Kendra.

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