The Longest Line of Kindness

The Longest Line of Kindness


At a Dairy Queen in Brainerd, Minnesota, a gentleman at the drive thru spontaneously paid the bill for the individuals in the car behind him. When that car drove up, the manager told the driver what had happened. The driver was in disbelief. This driver decided to pass on the good deed to the next car. The next driver was equally ecstatic and passed her good fortune on to the next car load of passengers.

How many people would do this? 5? 10? 20? The acts of kindness continued the entire day of Thursday. It then continued the entire day of Friday. It then continued thru most of Saturday. Over 900 drivers from 900 cars decided to pass on this good deed for 2 and a half days. For many, it was a community thing. They heard about it on social media and wanted to keep the chain going. Others were genuinely shocked and just got caught up in the spirit.

Joe’s Perspective: This is an inspirational story about humanity. In a time when we are supposedly so divided.  In a time when we are reportedly so selfish. And yet this small community in Minnesota showed us otherwise. As the manager said, “In tough times, no matter what is going on, just take care of each other.” Think about how this feel-good story made the community feel. Think about the excitement of the staff at the restaurant. In the end, it is just a great story. Maybe it will inspire other great stories across the country.

Your Turn: What is your reaction to this story?


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