Paying it Forward… with Popcorn!

by | Jul 26th, 2012 | 10:40AM | Filed under: Other Bits, Redbox Focus

We’ve all had One of Those Days, right? A day where it feels like—from the moment you open your eyes in the morning—things are a little off. You slog through the afternoon, and what keeps you going is the promise of some R&R in the comfort of your own home that evening. You plan to order in (maybe pizza!), put on some comfy clothes, and chill out with a movie.

So you stop by Redbox after work, and what are you met with when you approach the kiosk?

This:

And just like that, One of Those Days turns into a great day you’ll never forget.

We applaud the Good Samaritan who surprised and delighted a fellow Redbox customer by paying it forward with some yummy popcorn.

Stories like this are what we love most about the Redbox community.
Do you have a fun, touching or inspiring Redbox anecdote to share?

If so, please send it along to MRubin AT Redbox DOT com.


54 Responses to “Paying it Forward… with Popcorn!”

  1. uraina domon
    Posted on August 8, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    One day my children and I stopped at a fast food place and were given a wrong order. Instead of complaining and taking the food back. I used that moment to teach my children the powerful feeling of giving. There was a homeless man and his dog hanging out outside so we gave them the food, and placed a new order. My children said thank you momma for letting us do that. Now they want to feed as many homeless people as they can.

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    Sharon Napier
    Posted on August 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    My nephew is a career Army Sergeant. His second year of deployment in Iraq was as a young Private. When my sister told me he had relayed that his troop were all feeling homesick as the Christmas holiday was coming up, we decided to surprise the troop with a little piece of home. My husband & I gotour kids involved. We bought stockings for 40 soldiers. Our daughter, 12 years old at that time, sat with me & helped fill each stocking with holiday candies, mini playing cards, & a thank you note. She asked me why I would spend money for people I don’t know? Why not just send her cousin something? I told her that every person is as important as family. Especially those that risk dying, so we can have freedom. Until that moment, she hadn’t thought of what ‘freedom’ was, or that soldiers actually sacrifice time away from their families, by choice, to make a difference for us. She learned to have compassion for people beyond her circle of family & friends. She also learned the cost & value of freedom. The experience that started as a desire to bring a piece of home to a far away troop, also brought the troop to our home for Christmas. It was one of the most memorable holidays ever!

  2. PATRICIA T. FRAZIER
    Posted on August 14, 2012 at 9:46 am

    I LOVE THIS PAY IT FORWARD & THE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT PEOPLE ARE TEACHING OUR YOUNGER GENERATION. ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO GIVE THEM LOVE IN THEIR HEARTS IS GREAT. WE ALL NEE MORE OF THIS FEELING.

  3. kelly
    Posted on October 23, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I was at walmart with my 3 year old a few months ago and she wanted a toy she saw at checkout and i didnt the extra money to get it. My daughter started crying after i told her no, and as i was leaving the store the woman that was behind me in line ran up and handed my daughter the toy she wanted.