Teen Jokingly Requests A Song From Pizza Delivery Man And His Sweet Serenade Floors Her

by Kim Wong-Shing
Kim Wong-Shing is a staff writer at LittleThings. Her work spans beauty, wellness, pop culture, identity, food, and other topics. She is a contributing writer at NaturallyCurly, and her work has also appeared in HelloGiggles, Lifehacker, Wear Your Voice Magazine, and other outlets. She grew up in Philadelphia, attended Brown University, and is now based in New Orleans.

Pizza shops get a lot of strange orders. Banana peppers on one-third of the pizza and anchovies on half?

Sure! But a Domino’s in Texas got an especially strange request in the instruction section of an online order. A teen girl, Liz Bruner, wanted the delivery person to sing to her when handing over the pizza.

“When I order from Domino’s I always request someone to sing,” Liz told Inside Edition. “Like, for a birthday, I requested them to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ and they didn’t. So this time I was just like, ‘OK, I’m gonna request again.'”

The 17-year-old wrote, “Knock three times and sing” — a request that sounds more like a nursery rhyme than a pizza delivery order.

But this time, Liz got her wish.

“He came, and his name’s Austin, and he asked, ‘Did you really want me to sing?’ And I was like, ‘Would you really?’ And then he said, ‘Yes.'”

Cheese pizza in hand, Austin Aranda sang Maroon 5’s classic serenade, “She Will Be Loved,” at Liz’s front door. Liz and her friend Angela were both shocked and delighted. They recorded Austin’s entire heartfelt performance on a phone.

The next day, Liz went to Domino’s in person to repay Austin for his efforts.

“We went to visit him at work and we gave him a $20 tip,” Liz said. After crooning like Adam Levine himself, Austin definitely deserved it.

Austin took to social media to thank Liz for the tip, and he had another surprise: the birthday song she’d always wanted. He serenaded her with “Happy Birthday” in a Twitter video.

“We’ve been talking ever since,” Liz said.

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