Act of Random Kindness: Starbucks (Trinoma) Barista to the Rescue

Two weeks ago, while in the middle of a serious conversation and enjoying my tall, hot Caramel Macchiato at Starbucks (Ground Level, The Landmark – Trinoma), a loud “Bam!” caught my attention. My mind couldn’t process what sound it was at that time. My guesses: a gunshot, a car crash (but no there wasn’t a screeching sound of wheels), a thunder, a bomb (?). What the heck, none of these were correct!  Apparently, the noise was caused by a man who accidentally bumped his face into the glass wall.

What happened was, he was walking towards I’m not sure where but was looking straight far ahead that he didn’t notice the glass wall. Maybe he thought that it was one of those coffee shop types where everything was open. Maybe he’s just thinking about something else that he simply was unaware of the things around him.

I couldn’t be sure, but he was definitely stunned. Blood drip from his right eyebrow down his chin. It won’t stop. I wasn’t sure if he intended to buy some coffee prior to the accident but the guard let him come inside. The baristas gave him ice but the blood still won’t stop. I saw him choosing from the sandwiches but wasn’t sure if he bought one.

Starbucks Barista: act of random kindess

The next thing I noticed, the girl barista brought a first aid kit and helped the wounded man. I was wowed with the gesture. I mean the man wasn't a customer, for all we know, he could just be passing by. But the Starbucks barista still decided to lend hand and put gauze on the man’s wound. It wasn’t her job but I really admired the effort she exerted to assist someone in need.

Sweet Says... Good Samaritans like you deserve credit. But, I apologize if I didn’t catch your name. However, I assure you that I will forever remember that compassionate moment. I didn’t take more (or clearer) pictures because I don’t want to look like some paparazzi. You know who you are, and YOU are certainly a Starbucks ASSET! God bless you!

1 comment:

  1. She is Tinne and without a doubt she is a REAL ASSET to Starbucks....