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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 »

Hundreds 'Pay It Forward' at Conn. Starbucks

Some 450, to be more precise

(Newser) - Now this is nice: "The person in front of you actually already paid $9.01 toward your drink." At this Starbucks in Newington, Conn., some 450 people paid for the drink orders of the car behind them for Christmas, beginning on Christmas Eve. And talk about an embarrassment... 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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