1062171-11-20160323163825A 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.

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  1. Dutch Bros Creed:

    To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind; to talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet; to make all your friends feel there is something in them; to look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true; to think only the best, to work only for the best and expect only the best; to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own; to forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future; to wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile; to give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others; and to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

          1. 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.

  2. 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.

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