It wasn't one for the record books, but 127 coffee drinkers in Texoma were surprised with a free coffee when they pulled up to the drive-thru window at Starbucks yesterday morning. NBC affiliate KFDX reports that regular Starbucks customer and Wichitan David Campagna wanted to share the "warm, fuzzy feeling" you get while drinking coffee with his neighbors. He gave his Starbucks cashier $300, paying in advance for the next 127 people in line.
"I was just like...aww!!!," said two women surprised when their coffee was free.
The 128th person in line did not opt to pay in advance for anyone else, so what could have been a pay-it-forward chain was really just one man's random act of generosity.
Pay-it-forward chains are quite common at Starbucks, especially during the holiday season. In 2013, 1,468 people paid-it-forward at a Starbucks in Connecticut, and last August, over 700 people paid-it-forward at a Starbucks in Florida.