Nikki-Dee sparks unbelievable chain reaction of customers paying it forward

Posted at 11:00 PM, Dec 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-05 09:54:33-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- In an effort to give back, Nikki-Dee Ray decided she wanted to buy lunch for all the cars in the drive thru of the Short Pump Chick-fil-A, as part of her CBS 6 Month of Giving contribution. But what happened next, no one expected.

Nikki-Dee only paid for four cars before someone said they wanted to pay it forward and pay for the person behind them. That started a huge chain reaction and when it was over, 134 people paid for the person behind them.

"It makes you feel good inside," said one customer.

"It really shows how people are willing to go above and beyond for other people," said another.

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Since the customers decided to pay it forward, Nikki-Dee used the leftover money to pay it forward again, this time to a Chick-fil-A employee. Nikki-Dee treated 15-year Chick-fil-A employee, Miss Jean to a gift card.

“Thank you, bless your heart. Do you know how wonderful it is to work here? You have no idea,” said Miss Jean with tears in her eyes. “I’ve never worked for anyone like Chick Fil-A, Rob, all the people, the customers, the employees, it’s a blessing.”

All month long, members of the CBS 6 news team will be in the community, helping people through random acts of kindness. We hope those we help will then be inspired to pay it forward. If you've been inspired to pay it forward, click here to share your story.

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