The note this woman received from a stranger is a reminder of the power of small acts of kindness

Queueing up at a coffee shop, exhausted and unable to function before your morning coffee, it can be easy to forget to leave a little extra room for kindness.

But Mackenzie Mauller warmed a woman’s heart, and received an unexpected thank you, when she took a moment to think beyond her own need for caffeine.

The Ohio student simply paid for the stranger behind her’s coffee at a Starbucks drive-thru, not knowing how big a difference her small act of kindness would make.

Yesterday I bought coffee for the lady behind me at Starbucks.. later in the day I found this is my mailbox. Small acts can make a big difference folks, spread some kindness.
— Mackenzie (@mackey2399) August 7, 2018

Later that day, she received a grateful, kindhearted note in the mail, explaining how much the coffee meant to the woman.

The moving story got everyone emotional.

So sweet, so thoughtful. Isn’t it amazing how the slightest act of kindness can make a huge difference in someone’s day?
Maybe let’s all do that tomorrow. Not for a ‘thank you note’ (but also so sweet), but because we should.
Thanks for the example, @mackey2399 ☺️!!
— @BlondeKarin (@BlondeKarin) August 8, 2018

Thanks for sharing this wonderful story, Mackenzie. You are a great example of how we should be treating one another. We need more good stories like this. You made my day! Thank you!
— John Gazdik (@SayHayGaz7) August 8, 2018

Even Nicola Clawson, the woman who sent the letter, got in touch.

THANK YOU FOR THE COFFEE, FINDING ME (SINCE WE’RE NEIGHBORS) TO THANK ME FOR WRITING YOU A CARD AND OFFERING TO BABYSIT ON TOP OF EVERYTHING ELSE TO HELP ME OUT. YOU TRULY ARE THE SWEETEST AND A WONDERFUL PERSON WHO DESERVES THE RECOGNITION!!
— nicoleclawson (@nicoleclawson12) August 10, 2018

By the way, my children have been aware and apart of all of this since the beginning. This has been such a great learning opportunity for them, on how to treat others, no matter what. They are excited to pay it forward, and treat others with kindness and selflessness.
— nicoleclawson (@nicoleclawson12) August 10, 2018

Mauller, who is studying flight technology at Kent State University, told Inc why she bought coffee for a stranger.

 

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