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Nearly 400 People Pay It Forward At St. Pete Starbucks

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The mega-chain began in 1971 as one store in downtown Seattle. Three friends invested $1350 each of their own money. Imagine that return! (Credit: Getty Images)

The mega-chain began in 1971 as one store in downtown Seattle. Three friends invested $1350 each of their own money. Imagine that return! (Credit: Getty Images)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A woman’s act of kindness at a St. Petersburg Starbucks led nearly 400 people to pay it forward.

Th woman ordered an iced coffee around 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday and asked to pay for the Caramel Macchiato for the stranger in the car behind her.

The stranger returned the favor leading to a chain which kept growing.

Employees began keeping count.

The chain lasted until 6:00 p.m. when customer number 379 pulled up and declined to buy a drink for another person.

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