This woman’s apology note to a barista is an extremely important reminder to treat service workers with respect

After their “curt” encounter in a drive through, a woman’s heartfelt apology to a Starbucks employee is making waves online.

A Reddit user with the username CircleAddict posted a photo of a handwritten card to the site, explaining that a customer named Debbie returned to the cafe to apologize for her behavior in the drive through the previous day.

Greetings Starbuck barista! Yesterday at your drive thru we had a less than cheerful encounter. At no fault of yours, you were out of carriers and said you could not take my empty cup (trash). I was less than understanding and my manner was curt. I need to apologize. The thought of leaving a trail of unkindness like that is not the path I want to reflect. Not for you, not for me. You are a young man, clearly working hard to build a future and you should be commended. Keep up your attitude of cheer and hope. Stay hopeful no matter what kind of people cross your path (or drive thru 🙂 ) Surely, God has good blessings in store. You taught this ole lady something yesterday about kindness, compassion and staying humble. I thank you! Debbie

A woman came through the drive through yesterday and got a little irritated with me because we didn’t have drink carriers. Today, she came back and handed me this. from pics

The heartfelt apology came with a $50 bill, and is a sweet reminder to not leave a “trail of unkindness” as we go about our days.

Everyone we meet — from the people we work with to the people brewing and serving our coffee — is just trying, like us, to get through the day. We could all use a little push to be kinder to the people we meet and spread a little more positivity through the world.

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