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I Like Coffee Card.

Submitted by Rochelle (Shingle Springs, CA)

Surprising Students

I work at a community college. The coffee cart on campus has “frequent buyer” cards that reward you with a free coffee after you purchase 10. I enjoy giving those cards to students. Today as I was leaving the coffee cart I saw a student walk up with a handful of change. He was asking what $2 could buy him. I knew it wouldn’t be much, so I offered my coffee card and told him to order whatever he wanted. The look on the student’s face was worth more than all the money in the world. He explained how tired he was after studying for final exams and was so grateful. Even after I had walked away, he called out to me, “thank you!” I wished him well on his final exams. It doesn’t take much to make someone’s day. Something so small can change the course of someone’s day for the better…a smile, holding the door open, saying “hello,” or even a card for a free coffee.