Pay It Forward - A Little hope At McDonalds

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Real Estate Broker Owner with Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY

I've read about people doing this and I planned to try it out the next time I did order through the drive-up window. Today was my chance to pay it forward for the folks behind my car.

It looked to be a family of four in the car. As I paid for my meal, I asked the guy at the window if I could pay for the people behind me in line. The thing about this is you won't know of the outcome.

SnowmanThe other day I read a story in the letter to the editor in the Lexington Herald and the letter was from someone where this had been done for them.

Here is what they wrote...

I was waiting in line at McDonald's drive through on Harrodsburg Road last month.

 When I got to the window, the young man told me that the patrons in the car in front of me had paid for my food. 

I  do not know who those people were but the gift I received from them was something I really needed.

In the previous monthes I experienced the loss of my mother, I found out I have lung cancer an have begun chemotherapy.

I have taken many things for granted in my 45 years of life and have been a pessimistic person.

That was one gesture and wave from the people in the car in front of me as they drove off, affected me in more ways than I can say.

To them, I say, "Thank You," because I needed that gesture probabaly more than any in my life.

There are good people in this world and you do not have to know someone for them to impact your life.

Hope is what I needed, and a $4 gesture from the car in front of me from people I did not know,  instilled hope in me. treasure all the people you know and the good people you may not know this season and may God bless YOU!

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Rainmaker
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Erby Crofutt
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
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They were sure getting into the "Free Hugs" until the "Man" came along and prohibited them.  Bummer.

December 21, 2010 01:22 PM
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Connie King
CK Staging & Design, Sevierville, TN

Wonderful.     I  must try this too.    It's a small thing to do but if everyone would pay it forward,  no matter how small,  what an impact we could all have.   

 

December 21, 2010 08:55 PM
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Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Century 21 AA Lindenhurst NY
Long Island NY Real Estate Agent

Hi Lizette, A small gesture like that comes from someone that has a huge heart! Such a wonderful story and thank you for sharing it.

December 22, 2010 06:31 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
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Lizette, We just never know how great the impact a small act of kindness will have on the receiver. You say “you won’t know the outcome.” Maybe not directly … but we know it will be good!

December 22, 2010 09:46 AM
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Steve Baklaich
RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate

Awe Lizette this is a wonderful story, and a nice thing you did. I bet those folks can't stop talking about the very nice lady who bought their lunch!

December 22, 2010 03:33 PM
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