This all went down at Starbucks in Burlington, North Carolina. A friendly woman was in line to pay for her coffee and decided to pay for the order of the person behind her.

The person behind her decided to pay it forward and paid for the order of the person behind them. And it just kept going like this for hours! 200 people paid it forward by buying the person behind them some Starbucks coffee.
If that doesn’t restore your faith in humanity, we don’t know what will. Inspired by this ripple effect of friendly gestures, we decided to dig for some cool ways to buy people coffee at Starbucks and other places.
While you can buy someone coffee in the store yourself, there are also some other cool ways to get people coffee. For example, you can buy them an egift card via e-mail or Facebook, but it doesn’t even stop there.
 
Tweet a Coffee
It sounds insane, but you can actually send someone an egift card via Twitter! The following video describes the process.


 
Coffee Sharing
This one is still a relatively small charity model, but it’s really awesome to say the least. The concept is ‘suspended coffees’ and is available at about 200 places around the world.

Basically, the premise is that you buy your own coffee, meal or whatever and then also buy coffee or a meal for someone else less fortunate. This gives you an opportunity to give charity in the form of free food for less fortunate individuals than you (i.e. homeless people) where you live. It’s really bosslike and you can get more info here.
 
So, as you can see, paying it forward is a great concept and people should always be charitable when they’re able to be. It makes you feel great and helps someone else out. If you receive a gift from someone, pay it forward like a boss if you can!