On Saturday April 4, 2009, a group of "Do Gooders" attempted to break a World Record of 490 "Pay It Backwards" coffee buys. Fortunately they were able to break the record within an approximately 4hr span of 602 coffee buys. The key to this event was that 100% of the proceeds are going to Sick Kids Foundation which is a great cause because that is another group that is doing amazing things for so many children who are sick or in the hospital. This was for all to witness on a live stream on the internet around the world. Now this is the first time it was being held in Toronto but I'm sure that this can take on to being a tradition or an annual event that will even get larger. As the word gets out about this event especially during these tough economic times it will show the power of people to influence or create change for the better and good for everyone. I was made aware of this event through Twitter and the internet. This event as stated has inspired kindness for people here in Toronto. Let's hope it continues on across other cities and around the world.
Here is a new video of the event from
DailyChallenge (Video Source: SpotlightToronto.com).