Monday, March 5, 2012

Day 65: Paid For The Next Car At A Drive Thru


One of the things I have noticed about Montana is that there are barely any Starbucks here. Actually, now that I am writing this, I don't think I have seen a single one. There are, however, a bunch of really cool local drive thru espresso houses. I have been wanting to buy coffee for the next person in line at a drive thru for a while, but I haven't really come across a drive thru Starbucks in Chicago. Today, I got my opportunity with one of the local coffee shops. On our way to the airport in Missoula, we stopped by the Florence Coffee Company in Lolo, Montana. We ordered our coffee, and left extra money to pay for the order of the person behind us. I asked the person working there if they could let them know that I was doing a random act of kindness, and that if they wanted, they could then pay for the person behind them. I am hoping it started a chain and that people kept the kindness going. With the events of the past week, I want to create as many good vibes and good karma as possible.

17 comments:

  1. Your blog is inspiring! I LOVE it and Can't wait to read all the previous posts! I try to give back with a Random Act of Kindness every day but i don't think I am trying hard enough!! This blog will inspire me to do more!
    Next time I go over our local toll bridge, I will pay for the person behind me and hope that creates a ripple effect!
    It's good to find people like you!
    THankyou

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  2. I agree with Jen; your blog is indeed inspiring.

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  3. Your blog brings a smile to my face each day. I also hope the people at that coffee house continued to pay your kindness forward :)

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  4. I have done this quite a few times! It's one of my favorite ways to give randomly! I always wonder what they say/think/feel when they pull up and the employee working the window says, "The person in the car ahead of you already paid." Makes me smile!

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  5. Love this, I am going to give it a go this week! SEE- you are starting something greater than you imagine. Keep the Kindness Kickin!

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  6. I too, do this quite frequently. A friend of mine was the recepient of the RAOK and it was so special for her, so I know it is a blessing for those that I do it for. I love your blog, so inspiring.

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  7. I did this the other day at the drive thru at Chick-fil-A. I did see the smile on the man's face as I drove away. It as refreshing. Good for you for passing it along!

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  8. This is really something I'm glad I found. Yours is a blog worthy of note and then some! Keep up the great ways to give a little back :)

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  9. This act of kindness was made even better because you went to a local mom and pop establishment and not a chain store.

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  10. What a lovely idea, I hope it was carried on! :-)

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  11. It's so nice that you make someone's day with a small but sweet gesture. Keep up the good work making the world an even better place.
    I paid for the person behind me at a drive-thru once and several times at the Atlantic City Expressway toll. It's such a great feeling and hopefully, they pay it forward.

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  12. Hey there! I featured you on my Blog gawker Sunday post this past Sunday -- If you want to read it, here's a link to the post: http://onedaysdreams.blogspot.com/2012/03/blog-gawker-sunday-366-random-acts-of.html

    Love your blog and the idea behind it!

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  13. Hope to hear that the chain was carried forward.
    Regards,
    Ruby

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  14. This is a really fantastic idea! I am inspired by you and I am sure many others are as well! It is easy to forget how easy it can be to make someone else day, so thank you for reminding me.

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  15. A friend and I did that in a parking garage. Good times!!

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  16. i have been to that coffee shop! i actually live right outside missoula haha.

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