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Thursday, August 21, 2014

The acts of kindness began at 7 a.m. Wednesday with a woman, her iced coffee and a stranger's caramel macchiato. The woman paid for her own drink, then asked to pay for the drink of the person behind her in the drive-through. That person returned the favor and paid for the person behind, and so did that person, until the employees at the St. Petersburg, Florida, Starbucks began a tally. By 1:30 p.m., the chain had reached 260 customers. They tallied 378 people by early evening.

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I have nothing else to say.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-21 04:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

Wonder who the a-wipe was that refused to pay it forward?
And I LOVE the idea. I also LOVE picking up tabs in restaurants just because.

#2 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2014-08-21 06:30 PM | Reply | Flag:

Wonder who the a-wipe was that refused to pay it forward?

Some out of towner. It started back up though.

Some people made out like thieves.

I occasionally do this at tolls for the hell of it.

rwd

#3 | Posted by rightwingdon at 2014-08-21 06:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

The Starbucks drive thru? Are these needy folks? Did they take selfies to prove to their Facebook friends that they did a solid?

#4 | Posted by DeadSpin at 2014-08-21 07:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

Worthless You say your paying forward but your really just paying for yours.

People will fall for anything.

#5 | Posted by tmaster at 2014-08-21 10:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

Rich people buying other rich people drinks.

Whoop de *bleep*. Nobody from my neighborhood goes to Starbucks.

#6 | Posted by soheifox at 2014-08-21 10:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

Only the first person gave anything she paid for 2 the rest received 1 free and paid for 1 so they gave nothing............

#7 | Posted by tmaster at 2014-08-21 10:19 PM | Reply | Flag:

You have to be insane, or without logical thought to be frequenting a starbucks. Why does anyone pay for over roasted coffee and you have to order in a strange language. What the hell is a vente?

#8 | Posted by coyote at 2014-08-22 01:19 AM | Reply | Flag:

The Italian word for twenty, as in a 20 oz cup.

The only thing you have to do to frequent SBUX is work in an office. So yeah, insane.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-08-22 02:46 AM | Reply | Flag:

"Whoop de *bleep*. Nobody from my neighborhood goes to Starbucks"

Straight outta Compton

#10 | Posted by CaseyJones at 2014-08-22 09:51 AM | Reply | Flag:

I don't go into drive-throughs so maybe I'm missing something. First person orders and pays for her and the car behind. How does that person know what they ordered? Do they have multiple windows? If not, you have to move the car, walk back, wait for the order and pay? Also, once this gets going, aren't people going to start ordering exuberant amounts? The drive-through must to made a killing.

#11 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-08-22 01:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

What the hell is a vente?

Venti is Italian for "large and astonishingly overpriced."

#12 | Posted by rcade at 2014-08-22 03:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

The Starbucks drive thru? Are these needy folks? Did they take selfies to prove to their Facebook friends that they did a solid?
#4 | Posted by DeadSpin at 2014-08-21 07:03 PM

Wow, you instantly see right through this outrageous behavior.

How cunning.

#13 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-08-22 04:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

"First person orders and pays for her and the car behind. How does that person know what they ordered?"

This was the first thought that popped into my head. I've never gone to Starbucks, but I'm not all the drinks are the same price. Maybe all the people in between the first and last person were picky and didn't want the same drink she ordered?

#14 | Posted by sentinel at 2014-08-22 04:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

Dammit. This site really needs an edit function. Otherwise I'm starting to think RCADE is deliberately deleting words from my comments to make look grammatically challenged.

#15 | Posted by sentinel at 2014-08-22 04:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

Here's the guy that broke the chain:

gma.yahoo.com

"A Florida man put an end to another "pay it forward" streak at a local Starbucks because he said he thinks people were participating out of "guilt," not "generosity."" , whereas he ended it out of pure "jackassery".

#17 | Posted by bartimus at 2014-08-22 06:09 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

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