There are some people in life who are inherently just good people. They see someone who looks like they are struggling and just want to pay it forward.
Usually, they do these kind gestures expecting nothing in return–they do it simply to spread kindness and good vibes across the world. But, once in a while, they receive thanks and praise for their generosity and it makes the paying it forward feel even better. One Twitter user, Mackenzie, shared the touching story of how she decided to pay for a stranger’s coffee at Starbucks.
Later, she received a beautiful, touching letter in her mailbox that made her kind gesture seem that much more important.
Yesterday I bought coffee for the lady behind me at Starbucks.. later in the day I found this is my mailbox. Small acts can make a big difference folks, spread some kindness.
The letter was from the woman–who happens to live only a few houses down from Mackenzie. She explained that she’s been struggling recently and decided to grab herself a coffee from Starbucks to treat herself, which she never does. She’s a mother who recently lost her father (who also watched her children) and has been transitioning from a working mother to a stay-at-home mother.
People on Twitter were also praising Mackenzie for her kindness, and wishing there were more people in the world like her–looking to pay it forward.
I’m about to cry, you’re awesome
— powergirl (@mcarmonab8) August 7, 2018
So sweet, so thoughtful. Isn’t it amazing how the slightest act of kindness can make a huge difference in someone’s day?
Maybe let’s all do that tomorrow. Not for a ‘thank you note’ (but also so sweet), but because we should.
Thanks for the example, @mackey2399 ☺️!!
— @BlondeKarin (@BlondeKarin) August 8, 2018
Amen to you……blessings come in wonderful ways and as much as you helped make this lady’s day, her note to you would have made your’s and your tweet made the day already for my wife @macinCh19 and I. Thank you.
— Macinca19 (@Macinca19) August 8, 2018
Awe this is the sweetest thing ever!!! You’re an angel ?
— ?So-Co ? (@catchy_huh) August 8, 2018
Our communities need more Yous ?
— Sara Turner (@Sartur010617) August 8, 2018
This made me tear up. I’d love us all to do this for one and other.
— Kathryn McKenzie (@McKKathryn) August 8, 2018
Tweets i love to read. You are amazing @mackey2399 ❤️???? sending hugs and positive vibes to the lady you bought coffee.
— Lady… (@ladyYRamz) August 8, 2018
Good for YOU!!!! WHAT a kind act!!!
— Jack McCartney (@JackMcCartney7) August 8, 2018
Small acts of kindness make our world a better place. We never know if even a smile at a stranger could truly trickle down to another and really redefine them ?
— Barb (@Barb80651484) August 8, 2018
The next time you’re at Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, or wherever you get your coffee–why not pay it forward and buy a stranger their morning cup? You never know how much it could actually mean to someone.