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

Restore Your Faith in Humanity

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 | 2016-10-15T20:17:53+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Categories: Inspirational, Personal Growth, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |


  1. Roxy Gri July 20, 2016 at 11:53 am - Reply

    pretty sure the Suspended Coffee originated in Canada ,I have been doing this for years .I dont believe a single day should go by without Paying It Forward even if its just a simple smile or holding the door for someone . What a better world this would be if everyone participated 🙂 Blessings To All <3

  2. Jeff Lambert July 21, 2016 at 4:10 am - Reply

    This is a good story and helping our fellow man should always be our focus. However, there is a much more important lesson to be learned as well. We should teach our children how to choose a mate. Our families are in shambles because people fall in heat, fall in crush, fall in infatuation. Love is not about looks, or sex, or money, or party-time. Love is about consistency, honor, dependability, loyalty, hard work, truth, and freindship. You can sweep someone off their feet with “game” but that is not sustainable. A lifelong mate is not found at a club, in a bar, grinding groins on a dance floor, or usually in a quick hook up. If we taught our children this they could choose better and then their kids would not be shuttled back and forth. They would not feel the pain. They would not suffer the insecurity.
    My 2 cents…

    • Erin Haynes July 21, 2016 at 6:26 pm - Reply

      I got married at 26. Had children at 30. 13 years and 2 children later my husband left because he didn’t want to be a father anymore. He took off with a childless woman. I could not pay the mortgage on my own salary. He said he couldn’t send money because he had to pay for his new beach house. I paid for food and electricity. 18 months later the court ordered child support. He still didn’t pay. 6 more months and his wages are now getting garnished. It is not always the fault of the mother. There are many deadbeat fathers out there.

    • Turi Chic July 21, 2016 at 11:43 pm - Reply

      Erin Mooney Vanlandingham I don’t think he was pointing fingers only at moms. It’s for everyone who chooses to disregard that honor, dependability and loyalty. Your ex chose to not hold up his end and should have thought better than to put you through that as someone he chose to be his wife. Shame on him and I wish you the best!

    • Jeff Lambert July 22, 2016 at 3:08 am - Reply

      Turi Chic yes, exactly. Thank you.

    • Mae Lou April 6, 2017 at 8:32 am - Reply

      I think we need to teach our children how to survive and take care of themselves before they get hooked up with the mate and the baby. So, if they were ever in theur own becayse the relationship dud motvwork, they could fend for themselves and their child.

    • Toshia Martin April 6, 2017 at 8:09 pm - Reply

      It is difficult for mothers always. I earned my degree but when my children were born my husband wanted me to stay home with them. I too did not want them raised by a stranger.

      Then when he went through some midlife crisis he hooked up with a 19 year old and I had been out of work for far too long. My resume was crap. He had no interest in paying child suppport.

      Mothers are always left holding the bag.

  3. Ed Burley July 21, 2016 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    Many single moms are those who thought they were “doing the right thing” by marrying the baby’s father. This is due to societal pressure to “keep the baby and get married.” This is not always the best advice.

  4. Jota Ele Tupapa April 8, 2017 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    Good story but it’s not really his, I have the original story. It wasn’t a man it was actually another woman.

  5. Les Van Harlingen April 8, 2017 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    how could anyyone even a seperated/divorce person be so heartless in refusing food for his childs mother…..i find this very disturbing than anyone with the abiltily to provide and does not…….especially to those that they know….blows my mind…

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