A woman who’d lost her husband the night before broke down in line for coffee at a Washington drive-through (Dutch Bros.),and the workers there — young people — stopped to pray with her.
I don’t know. This is the kind of thing that gives praying people a good name — and people who don’t pray but want to lend support, as well. From the Newser link:
Evan Freeman, a 21-year-old Dutch Bros. employee who joined in the prayer despite not being religious, says the employees didn’t want attention for their actions; they just wanted to make the woman feel the joy and love that is in the world. “She could have said she wanted an apple, and I would have gone and planted a tree and grown her an apple,” he tells the Oregonian.
That quote from Freeman is the best thing I’ve read in days. So much love.
Wasn’t it? Just wonderful.
Dutch Bros Creed:
Coffee must be good.
Makes me want to go there (so it had better be good).
Can’t be that successful in the West without good coffee. I don’t think you’ll find any back East. And I don’t think they serve regular drip. You could get a Snickers Latte, though. Or an Americano, espresso mixed with water.
This is beautiful. I wish for this level of compassion (providing what helps most) to be extended to every person. Love the photo.
A few years ago while in the hospital, a family member of a patient wanted to not be alone in prayer. Without hesitation, a few of us joined hands in a circle and became one with her intent and wishes. No matter what religion any one of us believed or whether or not we were the praying type, we all believed in offering comfort. So, it was easy to join in.
That’s beautiful, just being there for a person who needed it.
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