An act of kindness from the Starbucks bartender saves her
An act of pure kindness can make all the difference in a person’s life. As the story of a depressed teenager who wants to end it. But the bartender of a local Starbucks, with the words written on a cup full of her favorite drink, she saves her from suicide. And the young woman decides to thank him by making the news public.
Bekah Georgy lives in Salem, New Hampshire. She loves to dance, dogs and be with loved ones. His life isn’t simple, though. For most of his life he had to fight against anorexia. And he attempted suicide five times.
In October 2015, Bekah Georgy recounted a difficult day to bear when suicidal thoughts often showed up in her head. He decided to go to Starbucks for a nice cup of coffee. But the bartender, after taking the order, instead of writing (badly) his name on the cup, did something more.
Dear bartender, you didn’t know me and you didn’t know my story. Above all, you probably didn’t know that writing the simple word “smile” on my order would change my day for the better.
A simple word, a smile given to a girl who looked the same as many others, made the difference, on that day when the young woman needed help more than ever, because she was going through a really difficult period.
Depressed teen wants to end it, saved by a Starbucks cup
Maybe you wrote ‘smile’ on my drink because you saw the feeding tube. Or maybe you could see past my fake smile because you’ve been where I am. Anyway, I am grateful to you. You didn’t have to make my order special. You could have treated me like another annoying customer. But you’ve taken that extra second to add some positivity to a life that’s been filled with so much negatively lately.
A simple gesture that changed his life. That day and maybe forever.
A simple act of kindness can mean the world to someone. Now I am going to convey this hope. So bartender, thank you. Thanks for changing my day.