Barbara Danner is a regular customer at her local Dutch Bros drive-thru in Vancouver, Washington. Every morning she stops by for her coffee fix. The other morning she noticed that the line was not moving as quick as it normally does.
It seemed that the car in front of her was taking holding up the drive-thru, that’s when Barbara took notice what was happening in front of her. It seemed that three employees were gathered at the window, leaning towards the woman in the driver’s seat, all reaching out to grab her hand. Barbara took a picture and soon the car in front of her drove off. Next it was Barbara’s turn in line and she learned what was going on in front of her just moments before.
The driver in front of her had just lost her 37-year-old husband the night before. The staff at Dutch Bros noticed how upset she was and asked if she wanted to talk. Pierce Dunn, the 19-year-old who was working the window, gave her free coffee and offered to pray for her. The woman accepted the offer of prayer. Pierce, along with two other employees, gathered together at the window and reached out to hold her hand. Together they all held hands and prayed.
Pierce described the moment they all shared as “incredible” and “emotional”. Another employee involved, 21-year-old Evan Freeman, said that even though he didn’t identify as being religious he prayed with the stranger because that was what she needed at the time.
The photo that Barbara took she posted to Facebook. It has gone viral with over 120,000 likes and has been shared over 35,000 times.