More than 900 cars pay for each other's meals at fast food drive-thru

Brianne Tolj
·2-min read

One man’s act of kindness led to more than 900 cars paying for the meal of the vehicle behind them at a fast food drive-thru this week.

The customer made the generous offer while going through the drive-thru of a Dairy Queen on Thursday (local time) in Brainerd, Minnesota, US, the store manager Tina Jensen told CNN.

Ms Jensen said the act of kindness may happen every now and then but it normally fizzles out after 10 to 20 cars.

However, the chain that began on Thursday lasted for two-and-a-half days, with more than 900 cars partaking.

The cars lined up outside the Dairy Queen.
The customer made the generous offer while going through the drive-thru of a Dairy Queen on Thursday in Brainerd, Minnesota, US. Source: Tina Jensen via CNN Wire

The manager said she explained to the recipient customer what had happened and it just continued from there.

When the store closed on Thursday night, a customer left $10 for the chain to continue the following day and again on the Saturday (local time).

“There's all different types of ways to help people,” Jensen said.

“I think this touched a lot of people that we didn't even know it touched, deeper than we know. And you don't know what's going on in a person's life.”

One of the participants, Heidi Bruse, told the publication the act “restores your faith in humanity a little”.

“The way the world is now you see a lot of anger, tension, and selfish behaviour,” she said.

“What we witnessed was pure kindness and it was a breath of fresh air really.”

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