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Homeless Man With New $375K Windfall: I Want to Help Others

Johnny Bobbitt Jr. hopes to pay it forward after stranded driver he helped raises money for him

(Newser) - Just $20 changed her plight, and his life—and now a homeless man wants to help others with his sudden good fortune. Kate McClure started a GoFundMe for 34-year-old Johnny Bobbitt Jr. after the destitute veteran used his last 20 bucks on her when her car ran out of gas... More »

Terrible Restaurant Service Elicits ... Understanding

Makenzie and Steven Schultz's $100 tip goes viral

(Newser) - The restaurant service was awful. "Took 20 minutes to get water, 40 minutes for an appetizer and over an hour for our entree," wrote Makenzie Schultz in a Facebook post . "Yeah, it was pretty terrible." But rather than one of the knee-jerk rants that clog newsfeeds... More »

Starbucks 'Pay It Forward' Chain Lasts for 378 Cars

Florida drive-thru keeps it going for 11 hours

(Newser) - Customers at a Starbucks drive-thru in St. Petersburg, Fla., kept a "pay it forward" chain going for 11 hours and 378 cars yesterday, reports the Tampa Bay Times . It began about 7am, when a woman paid for the order of the car behind her, and that driver did the... More »

Pay-it-Forward Chain Goes on for 228 Coffee Orders

Random act of kindness spurs 3 hours of giving

(Newser) - When a customer at a Tim Hortons coffee shop in Canada decided to pay for the order of the car behind him in the drive-thru line, he unknowingly sparked three hours of holiday season giving. The Dec. 21 chain reaction involved 228 customers "paying it forward" by paying for... More »

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