780 Starbucks Customers, and Counting, Pay It Forward

Connecticut caffeine-lovers continue to pay for coffee of drivers behind them in drive-through line.
3:00 | 12/27/13

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We want to turn, now, to some very nice news. Starbucks customers in connecticut, sharing high-caffeinated christmas spirit with gifts that keep on giving. Reena ninan has the story. Reporter: In the days after christmas my true love gave to me, the gift of -- free coffee? You never know. Somebody could be having a horrible day, come to get coffee. And that little bit of something they didn't have to worry about. And something nice may just make their day that much better. Reporter: You don't need a partridge in a pear tree to see that the holiday spirit is alive and well at this connecticut starbucks. Where drive-in customers have been paying it forward. And then some. So far, 780 people have paid for the person behind them. It's not the first time that customers have been generous with their joe. Just last week, a nevada starbucks boasted 73 customers paying it forward. And in nevada, this north carolina mother of two posted hertarbucks gift card on facebook and instagram, urging people to use it. Before she knew it, something special was brewing. Next thing you know, people are reloading it, which I had no clue. They are paying it forward, buying it for strangers. Reloading the card again. Reporter: Java lovers turned operation red cup into an internet sensation. Chicago, l.A., Arizona. Reporter: All of the starbucks santas knows that a tough of joe costs a couple of dollars, the reward for giving, priceless. For "good morning america," reena ninan, abc news, new york.

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