Thursday, April 19, 2007

Paying it forward, Starbucks style.

I went to Starbucks on Main street today for a heavenly slice of low-fat banana dolce coffee cake (I highly recommend it, by the way). I went inside, I placed my order, and was about to pay when the man taking my order said that a "generous benefactor" had donated money to the store with the instruction that it be used to pay for orders until it was all spent. I didn't press my luck and order any more than my coffee cake. Everyone who came in while I was still there also got their orders for free.

Whatever the motives for something such as this, the outcome is that I left the store with a bit more faith in humanity than I had going in, and I have the desire to now do some nice things for other people.

I have no idea who the generous stranger is, but I'll thank them here anyway. Thank you, generous stranger, for my coffee cake. Your kindness really made my day.

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