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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:

Lesley - Springfield, MA

A couple of years ago I was in a really hard time in my life. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and being in the medical field I knew where it could lead me. Depression hit me hard, I've always been so independent. One day I was in line at a springfield Dunkin Donuts drivethru and car ahead of me I guess was tired of waiting and drove off. When I went to pay for my order I was given a yellow note stating the car ahead of me paid for my food because they heard of this being done through 'drive thru differences'. At the end of the note was the best part it said "Jesus love's you!". I needed that reminder so bad and it couldn't have come at a better time. I'm so thankful for that reminder and it helped me get through this hard time. I still till this day keep it in my purse. I wish I knew who she was to personally thank her for the strength and verification of how Jesus works in mysterious ways and is always with us even though we sometimes forget. Thank you angel of the white SUV in front of me. :-)

Brenda - Westfield, MA

Today is my birthday, usually you expect gifts from everyone, but today I've decided to give to others and for the first time I'm being a part of the drive-thru difference and it feels great!!! Thank you theQ for giving us an opportunity to spread God's love and blessings with others!!!

Heidi - Ludlow, MA

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.

Kim - West Springfield, CT

I have been wanting to do the drive through difference since it started, but I don't often go to drive-throughs, and honestly, I thought what if the person behind me had a huge order?? What would I do?? So yesterday I decided to .. paid for my iced tea, and saw a van pulling up behind me with several people in it. I then remembered that I had a DD gift card in my wallet that I had never used .. so told the girl at the window that I wanted to pay for their order. She said, well its a big one - are you sure? I handed her the gift card which took care of it. I have been very stressed lately, and this helped me stop thinking about my own problems for awhile. Definitely a win-win situation. I will do this again very soon! Thanks for thinking of this!

Heather - Amherst, MA

I went to DD this morning to get a coffee, and when I went to pay the clerk told me today is your lucky day the lady in front of you paid! I will pay it forward upon my next visit, watch out because if you are behind a mini van at DD, it just might be your lucky day!!!

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!

Myrna - Chicopee, MA

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!

Darlene - West Springfield, MA

Just wanted to say thanks to the car in front of me that paid for my drinks on Wed. April 30 at McDonalds in West Springfield. Kind of reminds you that there are still nice people in the world after so many horrible things happening. Thanks again and have a great day.

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!

Tina - Feeding Hills, MA

I just wanted to say thank you to the lady in front of me this moring at the Dunkin Donuts in West Springfield. I am at that drive thru almost every day and when I came through this morning, the cashier had told me that the women in front of me paid for my order, I was totally shocked and I never heard of the 'drive thru difference' until this morning. So I have no idea who you are, but I just wanted to take the time to say THANK YOU! I sure wish there were more people like you in the world today! Have a great day!

Hope for Today
You know everything I’m going to say before I start the first sentence. I look behind me and you’re there, then up ahead and you’re there, too— your reassuring presence, coming and going.
Psalm 139:4-5 MSG