A “pay it forward” chain made a better day for hundreds people in Florida

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It stopped when customer number 379 declined to participate .People were happy to do this kindness act. Some of them expressed their thoughts. “It makes your day better, I think,” 17-year-old Lexie Kane told, as an example. Another pay-it-forward chain began Thursday and ended several hours later. The location estimates about 725 people have participated over the past two days. It’s previously  pay-it-forward record,  was 141. Such things happen sometimes. Last year, a Starbucks in Connecticut continued the chain for several days around Christmas, with nearly 1,500 drive-thru customers footing the bill for the drivers behind them.

The “pay it forward”, describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying it to others instead of to the original benefactor, is an old concept. It was rediscovered and described by Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Benjamin Webb dated April 25, 1784, but the phrase with these words was  used by Lily Hardy Hammond in her 1916 book “In the Garden of Delight.”

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