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RuneScape player leaves one hell of a tip for the pizza guy

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

It's not too late for one last feel-good story of holiday giving.

Joey DeGrandis of Ypsilanti, Michigan, is a dedicated player of the MMO RuneScape and, like many video gamers, an avid consumer of pizza. And while they're paid for the service, people do drive it over to his house so he doesn't have to go get it.

DeGrandis streams his RuneScape sessions and once he reached a large enough followership, he hatched a plan to give someone a very meaningful tip. The Ann Arbor (Michigan) News reports that, over an 18-hour marathon, he solicited donations to put a big tip in the pocket of a hard-working pizza driver.

DeGrandis coordinated with his preferred pizza joint, Jet's, to make sure the money found its way to a person who could use it. That would be Charlie McCormick, whose mother passed away in September.

Ultimately, McCormick received $1,230, or about a 55 hundred percent gratuity for a large three-topping delivered. That's because kind-hearted gamers kept giving even after DeGrandis slipped McCormick the first wad of bills. For more, see the News' story.

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