This Heart Warming Story about a Hungry Mom at McDonalds Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

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There is an inspiring trend emerging in coffee shops and cafes across the country, and it is restoring my faith in humanity.

Paying it forward is a new idea that has developed in cafes around the world, and its concept is very simple.

You simply pay for the next person’s food or drink so that they get a free meal or drink. In some cafes the concept of paying it forward has evolved into a scheme to help the homeless, offering free warm meals, drinks, and some offer schemes for jobs and skills. Schemes such as this have made a huge difference in helping the homeless get off the streets and develop skills, get jobs and homes, and ultimately help to lower the numbers of people living homelessly.

Social Bite Sandwich Shop in Edinburgh is a key example of one of these inspirational shops. 1 in 4 members of the staff were formally homeless, offering suspended coffees and sandwiches, which those less fortunate can come in and claim. In Philadelphia, Rosa’s Fresh Pizza has walls decorated in post-it notes symbolizing free pizza slices for those who cannot afford to buy one.

The concept was born in Italy with ‘suspended coffees’ and has grown into a worldwide phenomenon that just goes to show how kind and caring we humans can be.

It’s not just cafes and coffee shops, however, there are stories all over the Internet of men and women buying food for those who can’t afford it, showing kindness to people in their hour of need. One example of this is a Facebook status that went viral across the Internet.

A man bought a McDonald’s meal for a woman, who could only afford to feed her son, and went to great lengths not to let her know who did it. What’s even more heartwarming about this story is the note he wrote her with the words:

“Keep your head up and keep pushing forward. You can. You will.”

It is these small acts of kindness that remind us of what is important in life and make us have faith in humanity. The men and women in our society that can’t afford the things we can need love too; they need kindness and motivation, just as we all do.

The pay it forward phenomenon has proven that we are all capable of great acts of kindness, even if they seem small. What’s small to you can be huge to someone else.

Here is the note. Read it and it will surely restore your faith in humanity too!

Paying it forward


By Francesca F.


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By | 2018-04-11T16:39:34+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Categories: Inspirational, Personal Growth, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |118 Comments


  1. Brandon Wagner-Rondeau April 9, 2017 at 4:16 am - Reply

    “Damn you, starve” well that’s obviously nice “sarcasm”

  2. Steven Garcia April 9, 2017 at 7:06 am - Reply

    That dude is a Jackass.

  3. Alexandra Grattan April 9, 2017 at 7:35 am - Reply

    I dont know if this is true, but i know similar stories are. Im still in tears.

  4. Nico Woods April 9, 2017 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Generic ass post… generic story. Why do people eat this shit for breakfast?

  5. Bahaa Tahtamouni April 9, 2017 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Good deed is worth nothing when you go around telling people you did it.

    One more thing, wait what!!! She has a CAR, that she can sell and feed both herself and her son for a couple of monthes. And she can also spend money on real food, not McShit.

    • Ryan Brown April 9, 2017 at 1:01 pm - Reply

      Hey I got one for you if you don’t have anything nice to say how about you keep that cock cleaner of yours shut

    • Bahaa Tahtamouni April 9, 2017 at 1:04 pm - Reply

      Why so serious dude, relax.

    • Brenda Lee April 9, 2017 at 3:54 pm - Reply

      You can have food at home and no money in your pocket. Personally I don’t think McDonald’s is the best place for a pick up/drop off location of children for visitations. You can’t bring a small child into McDonald’s then tell them they aren’t getting anything without a huge meltdown -so it’s not a good idea, not that you literally can’t do it. But I do understand the need for a public location that meets somewhere in the middle for visitation pick up/drop off when the parents can’t get along. Or when one is a total d-bag like the one portrayed in the story.

      They whole “look at me! look at me! look at me!” of social media is outta control. I can see how/why someone who does a good deed that makes them feel good might want to share that story with others -hopefully to mostly inspire them to also do a good deed every now and again. Since the guys picture, name, and date/location have all been blocked out he obviously didn’t give permission for the story to be told, maybe because he agrees with our opinion that doing a good deed then trying to get 15 minutes of fame from it ruins the good deed or (more likely lol) they just couldn’t get a hold of him to get permission or maybe he didn’t want all the hate mail he’d get of he was identified lol. There’s no way for us know.

    • Lillian Kline April 11, 2017 at 12:44 am - Reply

      It would be better in the long run to keep the car because without a car you can’t go long distances. What if she was offered a job at a place a few miles away, but it’d take her 4 hours to get there because she has to walk (possibly in the dark)? Then she can’t take the job because she doesn’t have the transport. She obviously doesn’t have a well-paying job, so she can’t just up and buy a new car to get her there. Basically, without a car, she’s worse off than before.

      And before you start shouting that she could catch a ride with someone- not all people live close enough to people to do that.

    • Bahaa Tahtamouni April 11, 2017 at 5:44 am - Reply

      Why you people comment here like your life depending on it :/

  6. Paul Ceely April 9, 2017 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Beautiful story, negative comments really are not necessary

  7. Andy Macnicol April 9, 2017 at 11:02 am - Reply

    “She walks back too the car” how many people that live in poverty have a car a car is a luxury

  8. Pat Glass April 9, 2017 at 11:11 am - Reply

    The writer claims he wanted to be anonymous by telling the cashier not to tell them who did it. But then tells the world on social media. … Ok

  9. Tosca Gilbert April 9, 2017 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Fake or not. There are people out there who do good things for strangers without seeking recognition. If this is true its just to inspire others to do something small for someone else without reward ,praise or recognition.

  10. Kim Rae April 9, 2017 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    This hits home. I’ve been that mom. Small kindnrsses make a huge impact.

  11. Kevin Sciallis April 9, 2017 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    Now what she said damn you and just gave her the money

  12. Brenda Lee April 9, 2017 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    I think it’s really sad that so many people choose to see the worst in this story. The guy is a liar it’s a fake story or the mother is a bad person or parent because she owns a car but can’t afford to buy McDonald’s. Why is no one complaining about what a jerk the dad was for telling her to starve in front of the kid???

    It also amazes me how many people add or remove words from the story to make it fit their version. Or those who do the same to people’s comments or decide that a commenter means something they never said or implied in anyway. (Example: if I only talk about what a jerk the dad is that doesn’t mean I believe the story is true. It only means I think the dad is a jerk.)

  13. Jane Johnson April 9, 2017 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Lovely story. Helping people out it the human way

  14. Joanne Ernest April 9, 2017 at 9:18 pm - Reply


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