Paying it forward in the drive-thru  OCT 21 2013

You pull up to the fast-food drive-through window and pull out your wallet. But the cashier tells you to put your money away because the person in the car in front of you already paid for your meal. For some reason, that's been happening to more and more people.

Whereas paying it forward in drive-throughs occurred maybe once or twice a year a decade ago, now fast-food operators said it might happen several times a day.

Last December, 228 consecutive cars paid it forward at a fast food joint in Winnipeg. According to one woman who pays it forward at least once a week:

It's about giving, and letting people see not everybody is bad, and there are nice people out there and maybe we can turn it around.

Pretty cool. But these folks ought to pay forward some fruits and vegetables once in a while.

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