JUST one simple act of kindness can make someone's day, and the Tamworth community is doing this in droves.
Local's generosity is shining through during lockdown, with the community embracing the simple act of paying it forward.
Paying it forward happens when instead of just accepting an act of kindness from another person, you do a good deed for someone else.
And, at Zarraffa's Coffee in Tamworth South, staff are seeing these good deeds daily with customers shouting the car behind them.
In fact, they're creating a domino effect.
"It happens quite often, and when it does it's a bit of a chain reaction," manager Kathleen Inman said said.
"Sometimes it will be somebody paying for the car behind them and it stops there, but sometimes it's five to eight cars in a row which is really lovely to see, especially during these difficult times."
The phenomenon began at the drive-thru coffee store during the start of the COVID pandemic, but now that Tamworth is back in lockdown, it's become more common.
"Especially if a customer sees an emergency service vehicle behind them and they want to show their appreciation for our frontline workers," Ms Inman added.
"We love it, it's really beautiful to see.
"They sit there for a second a bit shocked, then they say 'actually I'm going to pay for the car behind me' and it really warms our hearts, we love seeing that here. It's a really nice culture.
"I think it makes everyone's day, it's really lovely to see, especially when you can't do too much else at this point in time."
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