Kirk Alexander of Salem, Oregon was such a loyal Domino’s Pizza customer that when he didn’t place an order at the restaurant for 11 days, the staff got worried. In an ultimate twist of irony, it was not ordering Domino's Pizza that saved Alexander's life.
Sarah Fuller, the general manager at a Salem-area Domino’s, told KOIN 6 News that he had been a regular customer since 2009:
He orders every day, every other day. We saw the last order was 11 days ago. We knew something wasn’t right, that wasn’t normal at all.
It was so unusual, in fact, that they sent a delivery driver to check on him on Sunday. When the driver arrived at Alexander’s house, she knew something was wrong. The lights were on and the TV was playing, but Alexander didn’t answer the door. He also didn’t pick up his phone, so the driver called 911.
Police responded and were able to get Alexander to the hospital, where he's recovering from a possible stroke. In a final gesture of kickass customer service, the driver visited him at the hospital, and he smiled upon seeing his visitor.
A message from the local sheriff's office, who were just as shocked that Domino's can do good as you are.
On Sunday, May 8th an alert Domino’s delivery driver called the Sheriff’s Office after a regular customer failed to order a pizza from the Salem area company. Tracey Hamblen, an employee at Domino’s on Silverton Road NE, called the Sheriff’s Office after not speaking with the customer in 11 days. Mr. Hamblen had formed a relationship with the victim because of the regular orders and knew he suffered form severe health issues.
When the Sheriff’s Office arrived at the residence in the 4100 block of Penticton Circle NE, they could hear a man calling for help from inside the residence. Deputies forced entry and found Kirk Alexander, age 48, of Salem down and in need of immediate medical attention.
Thanks to the quick actions of Mr. Hamblen, Mr. Alexander is in stable condition at the Salem Hospital. The Sheriff’s Office would like to personally thank Mr. Hamblen for his quick actions and willingness to take time out of his day to care for others.
His doctors are going to have a tough time convincing him to lay off the pizza after he gets discharged.