The first who initiated the idea was Starbucks. CEO Kevin Johnson announced that all the cafés across Canada and the US will be giving free coffee to anyone who identifies themselves as health workers. Even though some branches are now operating as drive-thru locations, free coffees will be given to police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, and hospital employees until May 3rd, according to Johnson.
Everyone Can Use A Boost
Another popular chain, Tropical Smoothie Cafe also wanted to help. The CEO Charles Watson announced they will be giving away 100,000 free smoothies. “Our safety is dependent upon the selfless, hard work of our local healthcare workers and first responders and we want to help them in any way we can.” He said.
Outstanding gesture at a time when everyone can use a Boost #InThisTogether https://t.co/wxFv4b2R0B
— Morten Andersen (@GreatDane2544) March 31, 2020
Donuts Giveaway For A Good Cause
Krispy Kreme also joined the good cause. They decided to spread the love and give health workers free boxes of donuts. The first box was given on the National Doctor’s Day, and obviously they were super excited to receive the goodies.
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Hey healthcare pros! You all are incredible. 🥰 As a sweet #THANKYOU for all you’re doing, we’ve got FREE dozens for you on #Mondays from #NationalDoctorsDay 3/30 through #NationalNursesWeek 5/11. 🍩 Click COVID-19 option from the link in our bio for all info! Offer valid for US shops only. #KrispyKreme 📷: cappiern via Twitter
Not All Heroes Wear Capes
The notorious shoe company Crocs also wanted to do their part and help the health workers. Crocs are perfect for hospital staffers because they are easily cleaned and not sticky. The company decided to give away free shoes via their website as a thank you to the health workers. That was a thoughtful way to do it.