A young woman’s simple act of kindness has turned into a blossoming friendship between her and a depressed stranger who needed a pick-me-up.
Mackenzie was at a Starbucks in Ohio when she spontaneously decided to pay for the order of the woman behind her in line. When she left the store, she didn’t think much of her good deed. Later that day, however, she found a heartfelt letter in her mailbox. The letter was from Nicole, a woman who had fallen on hard times and incidentally lived just a few houses away
“Thank you for the coffee!” Nicole wrote in the letter. “I rarely go to Starbucks and treat myself, but the last couple of months have been a bit of a struggle. “My father just passed away and he was also my babysitter. My family and my children have had a really hard time. This morning, my babysitter called off sick and I had to take the day off work. I decided to buy my kids breakfast and get myself a coffee with total guilt because I am going to be a stay-at-home-mom for a while. “Since I was not planning to go this route in my life, I was not emotionally and financially prepared to quit working. I cried when I found out you were so sweet to buy my coffee.” “I felt it necessary for you to know that what you did for me was more than just a coffee,” she added. “It was something that has turned my whole day around, put tears in my eyes and a smile on my face.”