A Pay it Forward Breakfast


In the news or on social media, there are always stories where someone unexpectedly pays for someone else’s bill or groceries. Those acts of kindness are indeed very nice, but do they really happen often?

Yesterday, I didn’t have an answer to that question. Personally, I don’t know anyone who has had that happen to them, with the exception of a college friend who got free dessert from a waiter who was trying to hit on him. But, I’m guessing that doesn’t count? 🙂

This morning, my husband and I went to get some breakfast at McDonald’s. We noticed that the person in the car in front of us handed the cashier his card twice, but we didn’t think much of it. When we pulled up to the window, the cashier told us the man had paid for our breakfast.

I don’t know who the man in the black Altima is, and I know I never will, but I’m very thankful for his kindness. I really needed a yummy biscuit and a warm cup of joe today. It makes working with a stuffy-cold feel not so terrible.

So I guess pay it forward stories do happen. Now, it’s my turn to return the favor!


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About me? I’m never good at these things, but here are the basics. I’m a journalism and film graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. I'm a dedicated digital content nerd with over eight years of experience in digital content management, content writing, copy editing, and project management. Currently, I'm a staff writer for The American Genius, and I manage my personal blog that advocates for epilepsy awareness. I LOVE to bake! I like to challenge myself to learn new decorating and baking techniques. And although I’d love to say I’ve mastered everything and have never burnt a dessert, it simply isn’t true.

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