Buy a coffee for the person behind you in the coffee shop

“The generosity of Americans is exceptional. One of my favorite stories is of a barista giving a suspended coffee to a well-dressed regular who was having a really tough day because his wife had left him,” Sweeney recalls. “When he was back on his feet, he donated $500 to the cafe’s scheme, because the barista’s kindness had such an impact on him at such a low time in his life.

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