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Subject: Pay it Forward
Date Posted: 2/15/2012 1:25 PM ET
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someone mentioned in a post here to "pay it forward" when a kindness is done to you, especially a random one in public life---   so I wanted to tell you about a program our local Christian radio station sponsors, that is, publicizes.

they advertise the date around the holidays and when you go through the drive-through at a restaurant, you offer to pay for the order in the car behind you!

  Then when the next car pulls up to pay, they are surprised that a stranger has paid their bill as a RAOK !   Neat, huh?

Date Posted: 2/15/2012 1:48 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/15/2012 7:02 PM ET
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That's really neat!  I've done that at toll roads before smiley

Date Posted: 2/15/2012 7:39 PM ET
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A few weeks ago a friend of mine said someone did that for her! yes

Date Posted: 2/16/2012 12:30 AM ET
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It is amazing what little things can make peoples day! What a better world it would be if everyone did something little for someone they know or not know. Our radio station does TOY(think outside yourself).  I like that it is easy to remember. They also encourage people to do the fast food thing. Jean

Date Posted: 2/16/2012 7:14 AM ET
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Oh, Sandi, I never thought to do the toll!  that's a good idea and not so random as paying for a food order that could be $2 or $22 !

Date Posted: 2/16/2012 2:48 PM ET
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Just a quick note along these same lines... Being a part of this forum and being able to see the kindness of all the people involved here and letting me help out here has made such a huge change in my life. You all have helped me see things with a much more positive outlook than before. I really appreciate everything you guys do here for each other. I'm glad you shared this Jeanne

Date Posted: 2/16/2012 6:57 PM ET
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The daily newspaper here published its third annual list of unofficial names assigned to each day on the calendar.  And Friday, February 17, is designated Random Acts of Kindness Day . . .

Date Posted: 2/17/2012 8:54 PM ET
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someone did that for my mom........she went in to dairyqueen for a icecream sundae......and some guy paid for it..........she was happy

Date Posted: 2/17/2012 11:19 PM ET
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Christina, thanks for sharing those thoughts.  I come to the RAOK forum for that same feeling.  There are some great people here heart

Date Posted: 2/18/2012 1:25 PM ET
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I like that idea! I have done that before but haven't in a while. Thanks for bringing it to mind:)

Date Posted: 3/3/2012 10:01 AM ET
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I work at a senior center where they serve breakfast and lunch. Monday when I go to work I am going to pay for a lunch for the next person to come in and order . I have a office near the front desk where I can hear what goes on there but cant be seen. I can sit back and enjoy hearing the happy sounds when someone finds out  there meal is paid for. thanks for the idea.