A Pay It Forward Moment: Thanks for Buying My Food!
I encountered a great “Pay It Forward” moment Friday, and wanted to share it in hopes that I might get a word of thanks back to the person that did it, and it might cause other people to do it!
I was in line at the drive-thru at McDonald’s and had ordered my lunch. I drove up to the first window, and the attendant said “You’ve been paid for!” I stammered and stuttered and she said, “The lady in front of you paid for yours, and this is the second time it’s happened today!”
The feeling it gave me was awesome. I thought, “Wow, maybe there is hope for this world yet!” I know now that the purpose is looked upon as just simply doing something nice for someone, but it also can be looked upon as my chance to then pay for the person behind me in line, and so on. I was so shocked by the gesture, I didn’t even think to do that, but I plan to “Pay It Forward” on my next trip there.
It’s funny how something as simple as buying a few dollars worth of lunch for someone can make them feel so good, and I hope it made the lady that bought mine feel good for doing it.
Have you ever experienced a kind gesture and been asked to pay it forward? Did you return the favor? Tell us about it!