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Pay On

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Earlier today, I was reading a friend's Facebook post about her experience with being at a store at the checkout line and not having enough money with her for her purchase.  She shared that not only was it already awkward but the bank phone app wasn't obliging and the line behind her was growing. While struggling, the man behind her went ahead and paid for all her items costing over $30.  What generosity. My immediate thought was how this was a good chance to "Pay It Forward."

For those readers who for some reason feign ignorance to this concept, lemme 'splain:

Catherine Ryan Hyde wrote a wonderful novel, "Pay It Forward" published in 1999; that also turned into a very popular film of the same title.  As a result, a grassroots response was birthed whereby people randomly and kindly do something good for someone in response to a good deed done on their behalf. However, when youpay it forward, you don't repay the person who did something nic…