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Barista Gives Free Coffee, Gets Special Thank-You (Photos)

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A free cup of coffee recently made a heartbroken woman's day.

It happened on Sept. 5, when the anonymous woman told the staff of a coffee shop about her cheating boyfriend, reports the Daily Mail.

After hearing the woman's tale about her learning that her boyfriend has a pregnant wife, the baristas at Dutch Brothers Coffee in Eugene, Oregon, decided to give her a "white coffee kicker" at no charge, notes the website CafeMom.

The following day, she penned a thank-you letter on seed paper, and presented it to the coffee shop staff.

One of the baristas posted a picture of the letter on his Reddit account, which quickly went viral, receiving
40,000 upvotes and thousands of comments.


The letter shows how touched the woman truly was:

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You all are too good for this world. Imagine finding out that your boyfriend has a massively pregnant wife that you knew nothing about. Imagine getting zero hours of sleep because you know you have to work with him and see his stupid, cheating, lying, stupid,  freaking face - all day.

Now imagine going to your favorite coffee spot, ordering your favorite drink, having the team listen to your stupid problems, tell you that you're sure as s***  too good for f***boys like that, make sure that your drink is the best damn white coffee kicker you've ever had, then tell you it's free.

I ugly cried the whole way to work. That was literally the most you could have done for me and I am so grateful for your kindness.

I'm sorry I busted out in tears when you were nice to me. Please accept this seed paper as an apology and grow love with it.

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One Reddit user commented: "Wow, that's really special. I hope everything turns out alright for her. Whenever you perform an act of kindness, however small, you never know how much it might affect other people. Good on you and your coworkers."

"Thank you cards and reaching back out after someone changed your day/week/life are the absolute best," another chimed in. "They make all parties feel warm and fuzzy inside and are always worth the effort."

Another person added: "There is kindness and love in this world. It's too easy for me to forget this. Thank you, coffee shop employees! You have rekindled hope in my heart for humanity. Thank you for reminding me to be extra compassionate and thoughtful."

One user, however, merely asked: "What's seed paper?"

According to the Botanical Paperworks company, seed paper is a biodegradable "eco-paper" made with post-consumer materials, which has been embedded with seeds. When the paper is planted in soil, the seeds grow and the paper turns to compost, leaving behind flowers, herbs or vegetables.

Whether or not the Reddit poster intends to plant the letter was not reported.

Sources: Daily Mail, CafeMom, Reddit, Botanical Paperworks / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: Reddit via Daily Mail, CafeMom

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