Graffiti Coffee Shop barista’s kindness inspires community

Tim Platt receives a simple act of kindness that inspires many in the community of Anza Saturday, Oct. 15. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
The kindness of a friendly barista at Graffiti Coffee Shop has inspired many in town to wish a stranger a happy birthday.“On my way out of town I stopped by Graffiti Coffee Shop,” Tim J. Platt explained. “In the drive-thru the lady asked me if I had any plans for today, and I told her I wasn’t sure but that today was my birthday. She immediately handed me my debit card back, not allowing me to pay. Then with enthusiasm and what sounded very genuine, she told me ‘happy birthday,’ and handed me my drink with a little note on the lid that read ‘Happy Birthday Tim!!’ That may not sound like much to some, but to me, it totally made my day. It was very sweet. And being a guy, we don’t ever get teary-eyed, so I think someone must have been chopping onions nearby, because it
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