Bardstown, Kentucky – March 2020, Shared via Fourteen Foods General Manager
A little before 8pm, a nurse came through our drive-thru. She shared that her regular visits would normally include her children, but due to her role as a nurse during COVID-19, she was unable to see her children and family. After this exchange, she graciously paid for not one, but three cars in line behind her. She said that since she couldn’t be with family, her goal was to help others enjoy their time with those they love.
After this tiny ripple in the pond that was started by this selfless woman, 98 cars paid it forward. 98 cars came through the drive-thru and every single car paid for the next car in line. The last car came through just after close and left our team $10 because she didn’t the kindness to end with her. Our team then started the next morning with $10 to pay it forward.
The power of one small act of kindness grew to an unprecedented level. The Fourteen Foods team shared the story with every car that came through after this gracious nurse. The team shared moments of awe, tears, smiles, and laughs. The Fourteen Foods team made such a connection within the community, and each other, through this experience. The team shared a series of moments unlike any other. The team cheered and celebrated throughout, and truly witnessed how beautiful people can be. We hope this story fills you with the joy that we felt tonight. God’s light filled the Bardstown Dairy Queen this evening. Pass it on!
Since this post was generated, the above pay it forward community effort has continued for three straight days and resulted in 900+ cars. Check out the local news story here!