Starbucks Patrons Spread Holiday Joy

Published by • December 22nd, 2007 RSS News Feed

The associated press is reporting that a generous coffee buyer purchased a coffee for the person standing next in line and it set off a train of generosity by the Starbucks customers that followed.

Coffee Drinkers’ 1,013 Good Deeds

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — One woman’s kindness to a fellow Starbucks patron resulted in more than a thousand others spreading the holiday-season generosity in this northwest Washington town. A regular patron at the chain had paid for the person in line behind her a few times before, according to The Everett Herald. But on Wednesday, her good deed set off a chain of 1,013 customers paying for the next person’s drink.

Many coffee shop patrons tacked on an extra $10 or $20, which shift manager Sarah Nix said Starbucks Corp. will donate to its ongoing holiday toy drive.

This is such a nice story to read during a holiday season that is burdened by a weakened economy and the never-ending War in Iraq. From a business standpoint, it’s great for Starbucks too.. makes me want to go out and buy a nice warm coffee.

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