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:
Here are a few of the stories that we have received:
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.
I was having an off morning and decided to go grab some Dunkin' Donuts with my boyfriend. We ordered and drove up to the window and were SO shocked that someone would be so kind to do such a thing and pay for our breakfast. I've been stressed out and enduring a lot, and it made me so happy and appreciative that there are people out there that like to do things for other people. Thank you so much to the kind people who paid and passed on the note. You brightened my morning and my spirit!
I was just at the Taco Bell drive thru with my 3 year old twins and when it was my turn to pay, the cashier said 'the woman in front of you paid for your order and she told me to give you this'... I read the drive thru difference and it made my heart smile... This was by far the nicest thing a stranger has ever done for me... I can't wait to return the favor tomorrow morning... The world would be a much better place if more people/strangers did this for one another. xoxo.
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!
Good Friday morning!!! I was in line at the Dunkin Donuts on Front St in Chicopee. There was a grey car in front of me. I pulled up to the window to pay for my order. I hand the cashier my card and she says the car in front of me payed for my order. I was so surprised I kinda just sat there stunned. Thank you so much from my husband and myself. God bless you and your family! I can't wait to pay it forward!
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!
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.
We love you guys and are very thankful to have you broadcasting from our neighborhood. The drive through difference is amazing and I'm thrilled you're promoting this very cool concept on your station. It's something we have always done on youth group trips to teach the youth about random acts of kindness and good deeds, but we never left a note and that was definitely the missing piece. This morning I was absolutely thrilled when I handed the note to a cashier in Sixteen Acres and she told me, 'Oh we get a lot of these' AMEN!!! I was ecstatic when I heard that! Good job guys!!! That's just one place and two towns over :) can you imagine how far your reaching? Totally made my day!!!
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 :)
I was rushing to make it to work on time this morning and stopped for my morning coffee at McDonalds. I pulled through to pay the gentleman and he said, 'good morning, you're all set. The lady in front of you paid for you.' He gave me the letter and I read it. I thought wow, there are still kind people out there today. For that, I am looking to forward to returning the favor next time I'm at the drive thru. Thank you to the lady in the blue subaru! You made my morning!! I can't wait to make someone elses.