Drive Thru Difference “They made my day!” “I can’t believe someone paid for MY food; after the day I was having, it made such a difference.” How would you like to be a part of making someone’s day brighter? The Drive Thru Difference is a simple and convenient way to reach out and share Christ’s love with someone else – and, you’ll feel the reward too! Print the appropriate flier for your listening area and keep copies in your car. When you “feel the nudge,” simply tell the cashier at the drive-thru window that you want to pay for the car behind you, and then ask them to pass on the flyer. The sky’s the limit on the potential for the ripple effect of this effort. We hope to hear stories from you and your recipients submitted below. Use your imagination and practice random acts of kindness as the “hands and feet” of Jesus. Whether at the drive-thru or at an inside counter, we hope you’ll take advantage of this fun opportunity to touch someone’s life and make a difference! Listening Area "Drive Thru Difference" Flyers click the link and print the file from Adobe Reader, click here if you need Adobe Reader Northeast Indiana 90.3 FM Northwest Ohio 89.5 FM West Central Ohio 88.1 FM Muncie, Indiana 106.1 FM South Central Michigan 94.7 FM Adrian, Michigan 97.7 FM Upland, IN 89.7 FM Submitted Stories James, July 29 I was driving along one day when I was so rudely cut off by a motorist chatting away on her cell phone. I was rather irritated when she turned into the McDonald's drive thru, causing me further delay. As she approached the window to pick up her order, her incessant chatting with the attendant just about pushed me over the edge. I was about ready to lay on the horn when she finally pulled away. The attendant handed me my food and promptly mentioned that the previous customer had told her about cutting me off. She said the driver felt so badly and wanted to pay for my order. I have never been so humbled. It was a sober reminder about how careful (and patient) we need to be when it comes to being a light in this world. Brenda, June 15 My granddaughter Audrey is 16 and was on her way to work when she stopped at a subway on dupont road. To her surprise the car in front of her paid for her sandwich. She was so touched by this random act of kindness. She will definitely be paying this forward. Thank you WBCL for ministering to the community in such wonderful ways! Kati, July 20 I actually work at a local McDonalds. This act of kindness does not only positively affect the person who has their order paid for, it is a blessing to those of us in the window who get to pass on the message. Seeing the reaction is such a blessing!!! I have been able to experience this many, many times. The best part is when the person who has been paid for originally offering to pay for the person behind them and so on. I was lucky enough to witness a 10 person chain!!!! I could not believe it and was very sad (and slightly disappointed) when the chain was broken but it was amazing to see!!! Amy, October 11 My mom passed away 22days ago. She didn't have insurance I did everything preparing her funeral including coming up with the money from all kinds of places. But I was totally broke after the funeral. Still haven't paid all my bills for this month. My mom would often send me money and tell me to treat myself to lunch...So today I was counting my coins and I decided to go get a taco at taco bell I had 3 dollars in coins. The drive thru line was long. I remember looking at all the cars, but can't remember how the car in front of me looked. When I got to the window the cashier told me the lady in front of me paid for my food. The cashier said she asked the lady if she knew me and the lady said no. The cashier also ask the lady's name and the lady said Amber. I was in shock. I never heard of this before. And I believe my mom sent Amber as a guardian angel for my mom. I live in a small town called Wasco,Ca. I wish I could talk to Amber and find her. But I'm not sure if she lives in Wasco. She brought tears of joy :)God Bless Elaine, Aug 9 This after noon I stopped by my friends place of employment to see how she was doing, because I have not heard from her for about a month or so. (she had no minutes on her phone). I stopped to get lunch for us, she only has 1/2 hour lunch, at the Coliseum/ft wayne travel plaza Mc Donalds. It was a very long drive through line and people were pulling in from all directions if you know what I mean. So there was a Honda I let proceed in front of me in the line. The lady in the Honda to my surprise was the benefactor for my friend and I. So when I got back with the lunch I showed my friend the letter given to me by the drive through cashier and she was vey surprised and had never heard of anyone doing this for a complete stranger. So if you read this I would like to thank-you for brightening up our day. PS I have made copies for my husband he does for people from time to time. Kendra, June 25 After work I stopped at McDonald's and felt that little nudge to pay for the person behind me. Although I did not have the "Drive through Difference" paper I told the cashier to tell the person to pay it forward and to have them look at my window sticker. It was a blessing to see the person’s reaction in the mirror. She waved with a big smile on her face. I waved as I pulled away & prayed to thank Jesus for nudging me. Tammy, February 22 I was the recipient. I was going through the drive thru at DQ in Kendallville and I had just had a little conversation with God about some things. I noticed the WBCL sticker on the back of the car in front of me and I was thinking we were probably listening to the same station. When I got up to the window the lady said that the car in front of me had paid for mine. It was such a nice thing to have happen. It was like God was telling me, through their decision to do that, not to worry, I'm here and I will guide you through everything and he did it by treating me to a sundae. He is awesome! Andrea, November 26 I work at a McDonald's in West Central Ohio! I have witnessed this happen numerous times. It always throws me off guard when the person asks to pay for the meal of the car behind them. However, when that person pulls up and I tell them that their meal has been paid for just to confused look on their faces makes me smile. They always leave in a smile wondering why did that person just do something so nice! Keep this going. I believe it does make a difference in others lives!