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Community continues to embrace ‘pizza lady’

Boush Moving and Storage owner Carl Boush, center, presents a holiday season gift certificate to Puyallup resident Nicole Carroll, right, as Boush office manager Sue Hansen looks on last week at the Puyallup-based business. Carroll, who works as a pizza delivery driver while also attending Tacoma Community College studying accounting, got the gesture of goodwill to help her and her family to get back on their feet.
Boush Moving and Storage owner Carl Boush, center, presents a holiday season gift certificate to Puyallup resident Nicole Carroll, right, as Boush office manager Sue Hansen looks on last week at the Puyallup-based business. Carroll, who works as a pizza delivery driver while also attending Tacoma Community College studying accounting, got the gesture of goodwill to help her and her family to get back on their feet. lgiles@gateline.com

The spirit of giving is starting to spread like wildfire through Puyallup.

On Nov. 30, when Cornerstone Community Church gave Nicole Carroll, a Pizza Time delivery driver, the tip of a lifetime, the 34-year-old mother of two had no idea more Puyallup businesses would jump in to help her family.

Last month when the video and story of Pastor Troy Asher giving Carroll a nearly $1,900 tip for a small pizza order went viral, the story was featured on KIRO 7, making Carroll known locally as “the pizza lady” during deliveries.

$1,900 The amount Carroll received as a tip on a pizza delivery last month.

Sue Hanson saw the story on Facebook, the evening news, and when she finally saw it in the Dec. 9 edition of The Herald, she wanted to continue to help out the full-time student and Pizza Time employee. After reading Carroll is planning on moving in the coming months, Hanson went straight to her boss at Boush Moving in Puyallup to see if the company could help in some way.

“I said to Carl, (owner of Boush Moving) ‘Can we give her a free move?’” Hanson said.

Without hesitation, Boush agreed to give Carroll a free move, what would have been an estimated cost of between $1,200 to $1,500 for Carroll and her family.

“When we read in the article that you were going to use part of the money for your move, we wanted you to be able to use that money for good things, and not on a move,” Boush said last week while presenting Carroll a certificate at the company’s Puyallup office.

It’s a pretty awesome Christmas gift. I really hate moving — I’m so thankful for this.

Nicole Carroll

“It’s a pretty awesome Christmas gift,” Carroll said. “I really hate moving — I’m so thankful for this.”

With Bousch Moving celebrating nearly 100 years in business, both Hanson and Boush agree the free move is the least they can do.

“The Puyallup community has done so much for us,” Hanson said. “We wanted to give back to the community and give her a free move.”

“I thought it would be a great idea for us to pay it forward,” Bousch said. “It was a no-brainer for us, since we like to give back to the community.”

Heather DeRosa: 253-256-7043, @herald_hderosa

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