We’ve heard stories about this before — one person paying it forward to pick up the bill on the next several customers cups of coffee, or dry cleaning — but here’s an extreme example.
According to reports, one man at an Abilene, Texas Chick-Fil-A drive thru dropped $1,000 dollars Monday night — all to pay for the meals of those in line behind him. (Video via KTXS)
He reportedly did it with ten one-hundred dollar bills too — so we’ll give him style points for that.
But just how far did it go? Well, according to KXAS it kept drive-thru customers paid in full for about the next hour — helping to serve 88 people.
And while the man’s actions picked up the tab, they also picked up the spirits of a few of those lucky customers.
The man’s motive was apparently just to warm the hearts of a few strangers.
Which got us thinking — what’s the most someone has dropped in one of these ‘pay it forward’ situations?
NECN points to a Starbucks in Newington, Connecticut where not one person, but 450 in a row, supposedly paid for the coffee of the person behind them last December.
“There’s nothing like Christmas-time to spread some Christmas cheer. And you never know, someone could be having a horrible day.”
And The Huffington Post has this heart-warmer. One New Jersey waitress was tipped a cool thousand dollars to put towards surgery for her dog Tucker. Excuse us while we tear up.
Back to our Chick-Fil-A hero. According to employees, he only gave the name 'John'. Hmmm, ‘John Doe’ perhaps?
This video includes photos from Getty Images and Philip Taylor / CC BY SA 2.0.