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Man Walks Into Utah Denny’s, Spends $1000 Paying For Other People’s Food

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“Today I met an angel.”

That’s how one purported staff member at a in Utah described her encounter with a mysterious man whose act of kindness touched at least eight families, according to a Facebook post by Love What Matters.

According to the worker’s account, a man entered the restaurant and requested to be sat at a table that would be served by a waitress who is a single mother.

Although the staff member thought the request was “very odd,” they sat the man at a table waitressed by a single mother named Crystal.

The man allegedly sat at the table for two hours, “just watching people.” During that time, seven families came in and ate, and the man paid for each one of their bills, which in all totaled to over $1,000.

When the staff member asked the man, “Why did you do that?”, he replied, “Family is everything, I’ve lost all mine.”

“Looking into your eyes while you said that made me tear up,” the staff member’s account reads. “As soon as I got in the back I broke down in tears because your eyes had so much pain in them.”

The post continued:

“I just wanted to let you know, the waitress Crystal that you requested was living in a shelter with her son until she was able to save up enough to get a place. Your bill was $21.34 and you left her a $1,500 tip, because of you she gets her new place next week, because of you 7 families ate for free.

“Crystal told me she prayed the night before for a miracle and God sent you.

“You left before any of us could say thank you, I hope you read this because you’re truly an amazing person and you stole the hearts of every one of us here. Thank you.”

Since being uploaded last week, the Facebook post has garnered over 330,000 likes and has been shared over 176,000 times.

Written by Editorial Staff of NextShark

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These Baristas Stopped Working To Do Something Beautiful For A Customer

Maybe I’m just being hormonal, or maybe it’s because I watched The Green Mile last night and now crying all the time just feels right, but a handful of coffee shop baristas just made me bawl like a 13-year-old girl finding out that Zayn Malik left One Direction. That still hurts, too.

Barbara Danner was waiting in the drive-thru line at Dutch Bros. Coffee when she saw multiple baristas reaching out their hands (and their hearts) to the customer in line in front of her. She snapped a picture, then asked the baristas what the story was behind the sentimental display.

According to her post, the woman in line in front of her lost her 37-year-old husband the night before. The baristas noticed that something was troubling her, and immediately offered their support. When they found out what had happened, three or four of them dropped whatever they were doing and bowed their heads in prayer with her.

Screen Shot 2016-03-23 at 12.59.44 PMApparently this spontaneous act of kindness and humanity is nothing new for the Good Samaritans at Dutch Bros. After sifting through the comments on Danner’s post, it’s fairly easy to see how common stories like this are. I legitimately could not find a single story documenting a bad time at Dutch Bros. Rather, I am now bawling like a baby back bitch after reading all of them.

One woman’s newborn son passed away, and the barista at the time cried with her and shared her pain. Another barista waived a customer’s coffee payment after hearing about her dog and best friend being put down, and read some Peanuts Gallery comics to her to cheer her up. A third barista gave a drink to a man rushing to the hospital to see the birth of his Nephew. Two weeks later, the customer returned to a free drink and a friendly face that genuinely inquired as to the health of the baby.

The stories that I’m seeing from this place continue to baffle me. How does one establishment find so many good people? I know every company spews some bullshit about sharing one heart, one mind and one goal, but in my 27 years on Earth, never once have I seen such a large collection of wonderful people actually accomplish such a daunting feat. If you need a good cry right now, check out the post and skim through the comments, you won’t be disappointed.

Next time you’re planning on going to Starbucks, consider finding a Dutch Bros. Coffee instead. After all, we can all use a hug more often than we let on, and something tells me any employee at any Dutch Bros. location would be happy to oblige.

Dutch Bros. Coffee, I salute you.

 

 

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