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Suspended Coffee

On Facebook I came across the following posting and I think it’s worth sharing, even outside of Facebook.

♥…This story will warm you better than a coffee in a cold winter day!

We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re aproaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter:
‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave.

I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?”
My friend: “Wait for it and you will see.”

Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers – three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square infront of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in throught the door and kindly asks ‘Do you have a suspended coffee ?’

It’s simple – people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm bevarage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwitch or a whole meal.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support ? If you own a business why don’t you offer it to your clients… I am sure many of them will like it.

Source: Facebook page Stop discrimination against special needs

The posting has already more than 800 comments and replies to comments since it was posted.

I think it can’t hurt the world to think about less fortunate people because ending up at the end of the social spiral can happen faster to anyone then anyone would want.

In Germany I haven’t seen or heard of any place yet where you can order suspended coffees or meals but I say THANK YOU to those stores and customers around the world who look beyond their own noses.

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