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Viral photo captures coffee stand employees praying with grieving widow
A grieving woman went out for a cup of coffee over the weekend, but ended up with so much more. - photo by Jessica Ivins
VANCOUVER, Wash. A grieving woman went out for a cup of coffee over the weekend but ended up with so much more.

Evan Freeman was working the window at the Dutch Bros. drive-thru Saturday when he noticed that the woman placing her order was struggling to fight back tears, according to KPTV News. When Freeman asked her if she was OK, she fell apart explaining that her 37-year-old husband had passed away the night before.

As soon as she said that, I was like, Theres nothing more you need to say. We got this, Freeman said. Were going to do what we do every time we get someone whos in pain or hurt. Were going to give them our love.

Freeman offered the woman a free cup of coffee, then gathered several of his coworkers and reached out for her hand as the group prayed together, Seattles Q13 News reports.

Barbara Danner who happened to be behind the woman in line snapped a photo of the moving encounter and posted it to the Dutch Bros. Facebook page. Its since been shared more than 115,000 times.

When the (Dutch Bros) guys and gals noticed she was falling apart, they stopped everything and prayed with her for several minutes, invited her to come back for prayer and support as well as anything else that she might need, Danner wrote in her post.

Freemans boss, Jessica Chudek, noticed the photo on social media and was shocked when she realized her employees were responsible for the act of kindness.

It just brought me to tears right then, she told KPTV.

Pierce Dunn, Freemans co-worker, said he wasnt expecting their experience to be shared by so many people. He told KPTV he hopes it will inspire others to look for opportunities to help where they can.

If every single person did an act of kindness or just had a smile on their face, the world would be a completely different place, he said.
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