PAY IT FORWARD: AGAIN AND AGAIN

Posted: August 23, 2014 in GOD, Jesus Christ

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This is just one ACT OF KINDNESS that leads to another, and another….can you imagine if we all spent our time doing this?
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.
She ordered an iced coffee around 7 a.m. Wednesday in St. Petersburg and asked to pay for the caramel macchiato for the stranger in the car behind her. He returned the favor. The chain kept going as employees began keeping count.
The Tampa Bay Times reports the chain finally ended around 6 p.m. when customer number 379 pulled up and ordered a regular coffee. Barista Vu Nguyen leaned out the window and explained the chain that started earlier in the day, asking if she’d like to participate. She declined, saying she only wanted to pay for her coffee.
Nguyen says he doesn’t believe she understood the concept of paying it forward.
Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.

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Another article about the same incident lends itself to a 458 count:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/10-hour-pay-forward-line-ends-customer-458/story?id=25068676
A 10-hour stream of kindness ended abruptly at a Florida Starbucks Wednesday evening when customer No.458 broke ranks and declined to “pay it forward” for the next drive-thru patron.
“She got a free drink from the previous customer,” Celeste Guzman, manager at the Starbucks on Tyrone Boulevard in St. Petersburg, told ABC News today.
“She was happy about that,” Guzman said. “But she didn’t want to pay for the next patron.
“It all started at 7:21 a.m. yesterday morning when a woman paid for her iced coffee and decided to pay for the caramel macchiato the customer behind her ordered as well,” Guzman said. For the next 10 hours, more than 450 customers at the drive-thru graciously accepted the kindness of strangers and then paid for the next customer’s order.
“Our barista would tell the customers: ‘Your drink has already been paid for by the previous customer. Would you like to return their favor and pay it forward?'” Guzman said.
But that all came to a halt at 6 p.m., when a woman pulled up in her white Jeep Commander and ordered an ice-coffee.
“She didn’t want to pay for the next customer,” Guzman said. “I don’t think she understood the concept of ‘pay it forward.’
“Sometimes customers can’t pay it forward, because they can’t afford the order.”
But the random acts of kindness began anew today, Guzman said, when one customer bought a $40 gift card for the next customer at the drive-thru.

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How about 640:
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/connecticut-starbucks-customers-reaching-crazy-record/story?id=21341344

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73?:
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2013/12/nevada-starbucks-customers-pay-it-forward-for-73-orders/

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55?:
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2013/07/drive-thru-customers-pay-it-forward-in-store-record/

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Time for you to begin….

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