Whenever we go through tough times, it’s nice to have someone with us that will console us and make us feel better. Those people usually come in the form of family members and friends. Rarely do they take the form of Dutch Bros. baristas. For this lady, however, that’s exactly what happened.
Barbara Danner is a regular shopper at Dutch Bros. of Vancouver in Washington, USA. She goes through the drive-thru every day to get a cup of coffee. Two of the employees of this coffee shop, Pierce Dunn and Evan Freeman were not only taught to prepare caffeinated drinks, but they were also taught to interact with customers and click with them.
So one day, Barbara was pulling in to pick up her usual, as she did, but then she noticed something in front of her: Pierce, Evan and a few other employees were shaking a woman’s hand through the drive-thru window. This woman was in tears, because her husband had passed hours before, at the quite young age of 37.
“Snapped this picture while waiting in line at the Dutch Bros on 138th Avenue today. Turns out the young lady in line ahead of us lost her 37-year-old husband last night. When the DB guys & gals noticed she was falling apart, they stopped everything and prayed with her for several minutes, invited her to come back for prayer and support, as well as anything else that she might need. Prayers for the young family, and you know where to stop for coffee!” said Barbara on her Facebook post.
“Every time we see someone who is in pain or hurt, we give them our love” says one of the employees.
A comment on the post claims that it’s not just Pierce and Evan that are nice at Dutch Bros., all the employees at all DB locales are nice and easy-going, and considering the comment has almost 20,000 likes, it’s good enough for us. And it’s not the first time Pierce and Evan have done something like this, either.
Barbara, fascinated with the kindness and deep-hearted feelings of the employees, and the way they act with someone they had never seen before, couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a picture of everything that was going on. The picture was posted to her personal Facebook, to show off how nice these employees actually are.
Big kudos to these employees. I’ll be sure to pick up a coffee from them if I am around the Vancouver area. They seem like cool people to talk to.
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