Random chain of kindness at Tim’s goes on for hours

Advertisement

Advertise with us

IT'S the most wonderful time of the year -- for coffee drinkers, that is.

Read this article for free:

or

Already have an account? Log in here »

To continue reading, please subscribe with this special offer:

All-Access Digital Subscription

$1.50 for 150 days*

  • Enjoy unlimited reading on winnipegfreepress.com
  • Read the E-Edition, our digital replica newspaper
  • Access News Break, our award-winning app
  • Play interactive puzzles
Continue

*Pay $1.50 for the first 22 weeks of your subscription. After 22 weeks, price increases to the regular rate of $19.00 per month. GST will be added to each payment. Subscription can be cancelled after the first 22 weeks.

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 02/01/2013 (3619 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

IT’S the most wonderful time of the year — for coffee drinkers, that is.

In December, the Tim Hortons chain surprised its customers with Random Cups of Kindness, a week where they’d pick up tabs of guests at random. But a few days before Christmas, Timmie customers in Winnipeg decided to return the favour.

At about 10 a.m. on Dec. 21, a Tim Hortons customer at the Beaverhill Boulevard location decided to pay for the order of the next vehicle in the drive-through line.

That began a chain of random acts of kindness that lasted for three hours — and 228 orders.

“It isn’t uncommon for Tim Hortons customers to pay for the next person in line, but this was a real gift,” said Michelle Robichaud, spokeswoman for the company.

When customers inside the restaurant caught wind of what was going on, they, too, decided to pay it forward.

“It was a boost of goodness, especially with everything happening in the world,” said Robichaud. “It’s what Winnipeg needed.”

Robichaud said the Tim Hortons restaurant doesn’t know who initiated the chain.

“We don’t know who started it, but that’s the beauty of this act of generosity,” she said. “It was the start of something wonderful.”

Troy Thompson, general manager of the Beaverhill outlet, said the restaurant was busy that day and there was a real buzz created.

“There was a lot of energy in the store,” said Thompson. “Our team was really excited and shouting out the number of pay it forwards all morning.”

elizabeth.fraser@freepress.mb.ca

Report Error Submit a Tip

Advertisement

Advertise With Us

Local

LOAD MORE LOCAL