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Drive-Thru Difference

YOU are the Drive-Thru Difference.

If you've ever wanted to make a difference in someone's day, this is the way to do it. It's simple too.

By actually being the Drive Thru Difference, you can easily brighten someones day, week, or who knows... you might even change their outlook on life.

Together we can impact our community in such a powerful way.

The concept is simple.

Print this note, then drive to the fast food or coffee place you like to visit... place your order... then, when you get to the drive thru window, kindly tell the cashier/window worker that you'd like to bless the person in the car behind you. At that point you pay for both orders and hand the worker the note you printed from this site.

In the end... you do something sweet for someone else, the window worker is blessed by seeing your spirit behind paying, and the person you paid for may also pay it forward the next time around. It's all about creating community and pointing others towards Jesus Christ in even the simplest of ways.

If you are ready to BE the Drive Thru Difference then print this form and see you at the drive thru soon!

We would love to hear your stories! You can call The Q 99.7 at 413-285-2997 or send us your story through the form below:

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Drive Thru Difference Stories

Here are a few of the stories that we have received:

Darlene - Vernon, CT

Had my coffee paid for this morning by the car ahead of me with your note attached. So very sweet!! Just yesterday I did a random act of kindness for the person in front of me at PetSmart by helping them with their bill... so it really is true that what comes around goes around! I will keep this note in my car and pay it forward next time I am at the drive thru. Thank you again!

Karin (pronounced car in - Enfield, CT

My kids and I started doing this about a year ago. Everytime we go through a drive through the kids "say do it mom". I can't do it everytime but we get such happiness from it when we do. Just to know you are making someone's day is the best feeling. I can only imagine Jesus and how he felt knowing the millions of people he was saving. I am so happy I found your station after my sisrer passed away. I love everything you all do. Especially the morning prayers!! Thank you all for the great gift you have bestowed upon this region of the country.

Janelle - Wilbraham, MA

I just went to Dunkin Donuts when I was told my order was paid for. The worker smiled and handed me the note. It honestly put the biggest smile on my face. I've been having a rough week and that really changed my whole perspective. It made me cherish the small things in life and focus on the positive more. I'm definitely going to make a difference to someone next time I go through a drive thru. Thank you so much!

Paula - Monson, MA

I had to tell you my story about the drive through difference. It was my birthday and I was heading to work feeling sad that this year was going to be different. I've been separated from my husband for several months now. It wasn't in my plans for my marriage to be ending. I thought I would drive through Dunkin Donuts to try to make my day brighter. As I handed the clerk the money she said the person in front of me paid for my breakfast. I said to her 'its my birthday' she got all excited and told the other girls next to her. I pulled over in a parking spot and cried. It didn't end there. I went into a store for a few things. A pen ended up on the belt. I said to the clerk I didn't put that pen there. I said let me see that pen. It said 'Fear not for I am with you and I will help you. The Lord is my shepherd. Perfect love drives out fear. I said to the clerk I WANT that pen. It was as if God was tapping me on the top of my head as if to say I'M STILL HERE!! Needless to say it was probably one of the best birthdays I could ask for knowing that the comfort Jesus provides is with me always.

Iris - Springfield, MA

I woke up at 3:30 in the morning to take my son to work. When I got back I sat on the driveway for a bit listening to a song that brought a lot of memories and tears because you see, I am a 45 year old widow. The song made me think about my husband and all the struggles I am going thru lately. So I sat there and cried for a bit. Then I got out of my car and went back in the house to get some more sleep before I have to get up again to go to work myself. I then get up around 7sh and get ready for work and head out to dunkin donuts for my morning coffee. When I got to the window, I was told that my coffee was already paid for and there was a very touching note attached to my coffee. It?s been a long time since I?ve felt my spirit genuinely lifted and I vowed for the rest of the day I would not let anything or anyone take that little bit of happiness that that note brought to me! And so I spoke it and it was a great day and night. Thank you so much for the kindness of the stranger in a white car that brought me to smile yesterday, and for your radio station for making it happen and passing the word.

Sylvette - Springfield, MA

I want to thank the person that was in front of me at Dunkin Donuts in Springfield, MA. The order was for my daughter, but because i did not have to pay her breakfast today I can buy my medication today, God bless him or her and I pray to God that allows me to be able to do the same. I will take this gesture of kindness as a sign from God that my situation is going to get better.

Nancy - Granby, CT

Decided to use the last of my money today trying to make someone smile. I went through the drive through at Dunkin in Granby gave the cashier my money and DTD note. The girl took my money and said 'just so you know this has failed every time today'. I was shocked and said 'what do you mean? How can it fail?' She said 'pay it forward hadn't worked' everyone else who had their order paid for didn't pay for the car behind. This gave me a chance to witness!!! I said 'this is different. There is no obligation for my friend in the car behind me! This is ME... Doing something nice for them. No strings... No expectations. God can use this gesture of kindness in so many ways. I had the chance to show how God's love works.

June - Ludlow, MA

On my way to work I wanted to do something good for someone because the Lord has blessed me in so many ways. I decided to go through the drive thru at Dunkin Donuts and do the Drive Thru Difference for someone, maybe brighten their day. As I pulled in, I was disappointed that no one was behind me to pay for...as I got closer to the cashier, here came a man in a pickup truck with a black lab dog right behind me, I noticed the man gave the dog a hug and a kiss on the nose. Being a dog lover myself, I decided that this was the perfect time to make a difference, so before paying for him I also asked the cashier to make sure his dog was given a munchkin too, I guess I did a two for one...it made me smile!

Nailya - Westfield, MA

On my way to my first class in the morning, I went into the Dunkin Donuts in Springfield and they gave me the wrong order, which I didn't realize until I got to college... So on my way back home from class, I went into the Dunkin Donuts in Westfield. While getting ready to pay for my order, the lady told me that the car that was in front of me paid for my order and gave me a piece of paper. This kind gesture put a smile on my face! Thank you to the owner of the white car that was in front of me today! 11/10/16 :)

Sharon - Springfield, MA

Thank you to the red Echo at the Sonic drive-thru Sat. Evening. you made my day I was using my last few dollars to treat myself to a night of no cooking. You inspired me to pay it forward. I'm anxious to make someone's day like you made mine. :)

Hope for Today
Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and He knows everything.
1 John 3:20 NLT