Niki from Pennsylvania shares:
One of the things that I like to do is pay for the person behind me in the drive-thru line at Dunkin Donuts on Sunday mornings (I always go there on my way in to church. Can't get through the morning without my latte. haha) When I pay for the person, I also give the card to the person at the register, asking her to give it to the person I just paid for and ask them to "pay it forward." They know me as the "pay it forward lady" at my Dunkin Donuts. Typically, the amount is not large. Usually enough for a coffee and a sandwich (around $5.) Well, a few Sundays ago when I went through, the woman looked at me and said "I don't think you want to do this one today." I told her I didn't care and did it anyway. The person's total was around $40 (marvel at spending that much at Dunkins!) As I was pulling out of the drive thru, I dropped my bagel. So I just pulled into a parking spot so I could get it without driving into someone. Well, the individual took this opportunity to park his car next to mine and come over to the window. Scared the crap outta me. But he told me that this was the second time he had received the card and wanted to know more about "this little boy and his family." I got to tell him about Ethan and Random Acts. When I said it was funny that he wound up behind me twice in the drive thru, he said that was the first time he got one at Dunkins. So apparently, the other he received was NOT from me. :) That made me feel a lot of joy. Ethan's smile and his giving heart are making their way around southwestern PA. :)
Thanks for sharing a wonderful story Niki!