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Published December 24, 2012, 03:52 PM

A long line of drive thru customers pay it forward in Grand Forks

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- All across the country, people are getting in the holiday spirit by paying it forward. In Grand Forks, kind deeds were found in drive thru lanes.

By: Melanie Orlins, WDAZ, WDAY

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- All across the country, people are getting in the holiday spirit by paying it forward. In Grand Forks, kind deeds were found in drive thru lanes.

It's happened to most of us - You go through the drive thru line…

"What can I get for you today?"

Order..

"Is that all?"

And come to find out, your drink is already paid for..

"The person in front of you actually paid for you so you don't owe anything."

A complete stranger just paying it forward…

Rachael Wilbur: "One person pays for one drink and then it goes to the next drink and the next car and the next car."

And it happens more often than you think.

"This is the 5th car? Yep! the 5th car!"

Wilbur: "It's fun to get it going and then when you say oh this is like our 10th car that pays for it they're like I don't want to break it now so let's keep it going."

In fact, it's happened at the Starbucks on South Washington Street 60 times in a row. The McDonalds a few doors down experiences the same generosity.

Diane Kuntz/McDonalds: We've had the experience where someone's paid for 5 people behind them."

And, Caribou sees it too.

Julia Aas/Caribou: "Once one person does it it kind of continues on."

Most agree, the kind deed isn't to just make themselves feel good,

Wilbur: "It's a good feeling to do something nice for somebody else..."

but also brighten a stranger's day.

Wilbur: "...just a random act of kindness."

Kuntz: "It brings a little bit of warmth to your heart that someone is thinking of other people like that and taking care of them."

And it also makes those witnessing the act realize, there are good people in this world.

Wilbur: "To see people happy just for something as small as a cup of coffee -- it helps."

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