You might see that title and immediately think, “Clickbait! This is clickbait!” but we’re proud to say the title is accurate. A man in Salem, Oregon truly was saved by the staff at a local Domino’s Pizza.
For over seven years, Kirk Alexander had been ordering a pizza from the store almost every single day. The general manager of the store, Sarah Fuller, told KOIN.com that they look forward to seeing Kirk’s order come through the online ordering system.
“He orders every day, every other day. His order pops up on the screen because he orders online. So we see it come across the screen and we’re like, ‘Oh, Kirk’s order.'”
But one day the orders stopped. For 11 days, Kirk failed to place an order, and team members at the store were beginning to worry. Everyone knew Kirk was a reclusive man, and he didn’t like to leave his house that much, so this was definitely out of the ordinary.
So on a slow Sunday morning, Fuller asked longtime delivery driver Tracey Hamblen to stop by Kirk’s house and check on him. And when Tracey arrived, he knew something was wrong. The lights inside the house were on and the TV was playing, but Kirk wasn’t answering the door.
Hamblen called 911, and when emergency officials arrived at the scene, they heard a man “calling for help from inside the residence.” They entered the home and found Kirk, who reportedly suffers from multiple health issues, in “need of immediate medical attention.”
He’s now making a full recovery inside the hospital. And while thousands of people online have been showering the Domino’s staff with praise, Fuller insists they were just doing their job.
“[Alexander is] just an important customer that’s part of our family here at Domino’s. He orders all the time so we know him. I think we were just doing our job checking in on someone we know who orders a lot. We felt like we needed to do something.”
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