Chatham Daily News
By Ellwood Shreve
Monday, December 12, 2016
TILBURY - The generosity of an anonymous soldier brought some unexpected delight to several Tim Hortons customers when he paid for $500 worth of orders here early Saturday morning.
Lacey Jackson, a supervisor at the Third Street Tim Hortons in Chatham, Ont. is pictured with gift cards on Monday December 12, 2016. She was impressed to learn a soldier, who wished to remain anonymous, bought $500 worth of gift cards while at the Tilbury Tim Hortons early Saturday morning, December 10, 2016, and told staff to pay it forward by paying for customers orders until the gift cards were used up. (Ellwood Shreve/Chatham Daily News/Postmedia Network)Chad Jones, manager of the Tilbury Tim Hortons, said his midnight staff told him a man, who they had not seen before, walked into the restaurant early Saturday morning and placed an order.
Before the man left, Jones was told by staff he bought five $100 Tim Hortons gift cards and simply said: “Pay-it-forward.”
He added staff just kept the gift cards at the cash register and ran them through as customers came up to the counter or through the drive-thru.
When asked if the soldier gave any explanation for this generosity, Jones said staff told him, “he just said he wanted to do something for his country.”
He added it is believed the soldier may have served in Afghanistan.
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