Yesterday on the way to the office I swung by Starbucks because I had a hankering for a peppermint mocha. I decided to pay for the order of the person behind me in the drive-thru line. I’ve done it other times. It’s such a fun thing to do and it feels so good to give somebody a surprise. Hopefully it brightens their day and they pay it forward in some way.
Check out what a positive thing this is by reading these recent tweets. I think it’s fantastic the number of people who do is.
Tweets about “starbucks paid”
I was telling a friend of mine at work about this and she said one time the person in front of her paid for her order at McDonald’s. We both talked about how we sometimes give our shopping cart at ALDI to somebody. It only costs a quarter but you should see how surprised and happy they are when you do it.
You don’t even have to spend money or give something to somebody. I was at Costco one day and a man had a cart he was going to have to push a good distance to a rack. So, I said I’d take it from him. I was heading toward the store and needed a cart anyway. Even little actions like that can make a positive impact in the day of another.
Have you ever given or received a random act of kindness?