Seeing Dad hooked up to machines, I needed a break.
‘I’m just going to grab a cuppa,’ I called out.
At the cafe, I ordered my regular cappuccino. ‘Plus five more,’ I smiled.
‘What do you mean?’ the cashier asked confused.
So I explained that I’d like to pay it forward and purchase coffees for the next five people who placed an order.
You never know who might need a warm hug, I thought. Coffee is the next best thing!
After that, I decided to order an additional drink each time I visited the cafe.
Before long, the staff dubbed me The Coffee Fairy.
That has a nice ring to it, I thought excitedly. So I had some stickers made.
Smile. Someone has just purchased this coffee for you, they read.
Then I set up a fundraising page where people can donate money for the project.
Since then I’d say we’ve donated more than 200 cuppas to people in need of a big warm hug.
It might not be much, but if a coffee can brighten someone’s day, I think that’s magical!
Help Laura put a smile on more people's faces by donating at The Coffee Fairy Facebook.
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