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Kristen picks up the bill at Duck Donuts and offers free hugs too

Posted at 6:38 PM, Dec 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-28 18:39:07-05

HENRICO, Va. – It’s early. You want coffee. You want donuts. But in your heart of hearts, what you really want is someone to treat you to both, as a surprise.

Traffic reporter Kristen Luehrs and photographer Jason Hicks stopped by Duck Donuts to spread cheer by treating customers to donuts and coffee -- and free hugs.

Many customers were all smiles when they heard Kristen wanted to pick up the bill. Customer after customer, they smiled and laughed and hugged.

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“That works, because half of these donuts are going to my cube mates,” said Nicole, when she heard about our request to pay it forward.