The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
– Mahatma Gandhi
The Pending Coffee
In a small coffee shop. Two customers arrive.
“5 coffees. 2 for us, 3 pending.” They pay for the 5, they only get 2.
After a while, 3 lawyers ask for 7 coffees. they drink only 3, but paid for all 7.
A poor man enters the shop. With a soft voice, he asks “Do you have any pending coffee?”
This type of charity was born in Napoli (Naples, Italy). People pay in anticipation for the coffees and even meals for others who can’t.
via THE PENDING COFFEE ( Caffè sospeso ) : The act of kindness — Addict For Writing
2 thoughts on “The Pending Act of Kindness”
I read a pizza shop in New York lets you buy extra slices of pizza and pin the receipts to a wall for hungry people to pick up and exchange for a slice. Lovely!
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