I was getting off of work around supper time and I was trying to decide what I wanted to eat. I decided to drive around a bit and see what there was. After driving around I noticed a Tim Hortons along my way home and thought that would be a quick and fairly inexpensive place to eat.
I pulled in and the line was fairly short but the people ahead of me were taking a long time. I started to grow impatient and I would have left except I was parked in. After 10 minutes had finally passed I drove up to the monitor and placed my order, “One Large Ice Cap and an Everything Bagel Toasted with Cream Cheese”. Once again when I approached the window the car from before was still ahead of me and taking a long time. Finally after watching the vehicle ahead of me take off I pulled ahead with my debit card ready to pay. When I approached the window the worker started to pass my things to me before I paid and I asked, “What’s going on?” He explained to me that the lady ahead of me had paid for my order. That had never of happened to me before. I could not believe someone would do that for me so I decided to do that for the vehicle behind me. I have no way of knowing if the people behind me decided to pay it forward but it felt good knowing someone did that for me and that I did that for someone else. This has happened more then once to me.
A similar situation happened again a couple weeks later at the same Tim Hortons and my meal was paid for again. Well I could not drive off without paying it forward so I paid for the person behind me. Coming from a city like Prince Albert that has a bad reputation for crime, it is nice knowing that there are kind people in the city that are willing to do things like these for each other.
The last time a situation had happened like this was once again at Tim Hortons but it was far later this time. Going for a late evening Ice Cap, around 9 or 10 PM, I went through the drive through and when I came to pay the workers were smiling and laughing. They explained to me that someone came through about 20 minutes prior and bought a $100 gift card and waned to pay for everyone’s orders who came through the drive-thru. All I could do was say thank you and was on my way.
These stories are the ones that you believe you would hear about and never experience for yourself. I thought the same until it happened to me. These were my stories that made me feel like this would only happen in Canada, and makes me proud to be Canadian.