I’ve shared this story via Twitter and Facebook, but thought it also needed a blog as it takes a page out of a concept I love. That is randomly paying for coffee for the person who’s behind me.
This story is a great. It's a feel good, pay it forward piece that saw 55 drive-through customers in a row at a doughnut shop in Massachusetts pay for the order of the person behind them.
And, of course, it all started with one person who just wanted to repay a favor.
I’m a big believer in community tides that lift all boats. So as my former boss Joe Sweeney once told me, I too now encourage you to buy that person behind you a coffee (or donut) during your next visit to your favorite morning stop.
Who knows how big we could make a pay it forward chain in Milwaukee? Something tells me that we could top 55.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.