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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:

Monica - Westfield, MA

I have been dying to do the drive thru difference. When I got my first pay check I instantly wanted to go to the nearest Dunkin. I didn't get the chance to print out those notes so I wrote it on a piece of paper (lol) when I got my chance, as we were leaving I looked at the driver in the car behind me and saw the shocked looked on there faces followed with the biggest smile I've ever seen. I loved doing it so I pledge to keep on giving!

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. :)

Teresa - Wilbraham, MA

I went to Chick-Fil-A this afternoon for lunch with a friend. While in line I noticed a serviceman sitting having lunch alone. My friend decided to grab a seat which happened to be next the the gentleman. I decided to buy him a gift card and attach the drive thru difference note. I explained to the cashier that I needed her to deliver it for me, but please don't tell him who did it. She thought it was an awesome idea. I proceeded to get my lunch and sat down. He made a phone call and read the note to the caller. A few minutes later two more servicemen walked in and were engaged in conversation about the drive thru difference up to register I went and did it for them to! It truly was an honor to pay for lunch for our servicemen, a simple thank you for all that they do! I love doing the drive thru difference but it was really awesome to see the recipients reactions :)

Sheryl - Somers, CT

So today I drove right by my favorite morning drive thru. As a school principal, I was lamenting the fact that I would enter my building today without the laughter of students and me crazy...but the school building is lonely without all those smiling faces. So I ended up turning around to drive thru...when I pulled up to the window, the server was beaming as he handed me the 'I paid for you today.' slip and said, 'No strings attached.' Talk about snapping me out of my lament...THANK YOU!!!! to the car infront of me...and wishing you all a great day!

Ali - Agawam, MA

I am a cashier at Dunkin Donuts. During the morning rush this morning, a woman came through the drive thru and told me she wanted to pay for the car behind her and handed me a note. I passed it along to the next car and told her that her order had been paid for and she was amazed. She handed me back the note and told me she'd like to pay for the car behind her. I gave the note to the next person and they also gave it back and paid for the next order. This continued on for 6 cars in a row. The chain was broken when a woman couldn't afford to pay for the car behind her. About an hour later, that same woman came back, bought another coffee, and handed me back the note and told me she went home and now had enough money to pay for the car behind her. This continued on for another 3 cars. It really was an amazing thing to see.

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!!!

Mary - Westfield, MA

I had just finished reading a very disturbing book that called to mind all kinds of questions about the human spirit. As I sat waiting for my turn to pick up my coffee my thoughts were still with 'the dark side' of humanity. Having the car in front of me pay for my coffee shook me out of my heavy musings and made me once again realize how many good people there are in the world and how most of us do want to make a positive difference for someone. So, whomever it was, THANK YOU...this was right around 8 am at the north side Westfield McDonalds.

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.

James - Springfield, MA

I was driving in to work, the same as most days. Although today was not starting out well, I was being tailgated and nearly forced into an accident with a right-turning truck. I could feel the day was going to be a bad one and I was already stressed. I stopped at the north-end bridge Pride station for my morning coffee from Dunken Donuts when Abbey, the drive-thu window attendant, said that my coffee had been paid for and that this note was left for you by the car ahead. Well, what a complete turnaround! I felt so good about such a random act of kindness that I felt the morning stress just vanish. I know that whatever problems come up today I can look back at this gesture and be calm. Thank you, whoever you were, you made my day! The car behind you?

Erika - Somers, CT

So my boyfriend has joined the military and has been down in Georgia for the past three months and I was having a bad morning and thought some Dunkin donuts might cheer me up! So I went to the closest Dunkin down the road in Somers and ordered my favorite coffee and donut. I was so surprised and confused when the drive thru woman told me the car in Front of me had paid! I couldn't stop smiling all the way home! This has absolutely made my day! I would have loved to thank the woman, I beeped and waved at her as we drove separate ways but I'm not sure she noticed. THANK YOU! It's nice to know that genuine kindness still exists :)

Hope for Today
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7