A side of kindness with your morning caffeine

When I pulled up at the drive-through window at Starbucks at 7am in Hubs' flannel pj shirt (yes, it's back, and I can't promise that I'll take it off) the barista handed me my chai latte and told me, "It's already paid for, by the woman who was in front of you. She left this note." She handed me a piece of torn-off notebook paper that simply read 'Have a great day!'

I paid for the drink of the person behind me, and left the note for him.

People can be randomly nice. Isn't that just so refreshing?



mommy2twinkies-Deb said...

That is so nice! I got one of those notes one day. It was so sweet, and put me in a great mood for the rest of the day!

10:03 AM
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10:20 AM
DeeMarie said...

When we were heading home from vacation this year, the person in front of us paid our toll. It's amazing how those small gestures can brighten your day!!!

10:20 AM
Cat said...

I love that! I'm happy it happened to you this morning!

10:23 AM
Anonymous said...

That's so sweet! I love it, makes me all want to go out and buy the world a Coke. :) I suppose Starbucks is probably the only place I could afford to buy someone a drink right now. And since I don't drink coffee, I'm kind of out of luck. :)

10:27 AM
Anonymous said...

I love when people do that! I am a big believer in paying it forward.

What a great way to start the day.

10:51 AM
Danifred said...

I absolutely LOVE it when that happens! We try to pay tolls for people now and then, I really think it's as rewarding to do it as it is to receive it.

11:31 AM
Grad3 said...

What a great way to start your morning!!! People can be so generous at times--- it inspires me to do the same!

(PS- I love Starbucks... yum!)

11:56 AM
Jonny's Mommy said...

That is awesome! I'd love to do that someday. Knowing my luck some old guy would say "What? You don't think I can pay for my own cup of coffee? I'm not destitute you know. You little arrogant..."

12:06 PM
Casey said...

What a great start to your day. It's funny how we go through life and never notice other people and then something like that happens and brightens your day!

12:16 PM
Mel said...

that is so cool!!! makes me want to rush out and do it!

12:22 PM
HeatherPride said...

Bottoms up! What a nice gesture, and good for you for passing it on to the next guy.

12:34 PM
steenky bee said...

OMG! You had a real-life Oprah pass it forward moment. No you can go to Starbucks tomorrow and they will give you free coffee. Did you know that? Look it up! Free coffee? Twice in one week? Yeppers!

12:46 PM
Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

I love it, and how great of you to keep it going! :)

thanks for your sweet comments about my blog btw!


1:37 PM
Anonymous said...

We have a radio station in Grand Rapids MI, that promotes that kind of actions everyday. They call it TOY (T)hink (O)utside (Y)ourself. Every week they read some of the heart warming stories about TOY. It's refreshing isn't it?
Sue (Bob)

6:03 PM
Vanessa said...

Awesome! I have always wanted to do that for someone. I've done it on the tollway before, but never the coffee shop.

7:12 PM
Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Wow. That is really refreshing. I wish there were more people like her (and you) in the world. :)

7:17 PM
Kelli said...

Isn't that such a cool thing to happen at just the right time? I had that happen once at a Sonic. I wish I'd had the presence of mind to immediately pay it forward like you did! Good on ya!

8:59 PM
Swishy said...

That is so sweet! And even nicer that you immediately passed it on! Doesn't that kind of thing just put you in the best mood ever?

4:52 AM
Bina said...

That is the coolest thing I have heard in a while! I'm so gladyou posted this!

7:54 AM
Sprite's Keeper said...

We once did that for a customer behind us at the local candy store. Completely unexpected and she didn't even know what to say! I felt good for the rest of the day!

12:40 PM
Anonymous said...

Wow! That's kind of inspiring. Pay it forward in the Starbucks line.

Thanks for sharing. That gave me a little boost of good cheer.

11:36 AM