ROLLA, Missouri-  A woman who says she was on the brink of suicide with a loaded gun was spared by an act of kindness, she says it was the sign she needed. The unidentified woman posted to a local group- Vent it out FLW hoping to thank the lady who paid in advance for Starbucks order without knowing who she was or what she was going through. The woman said she had checked into a hotel with the gun planning to end her own life, but she gave herself 24 hours to see if her feelings would change. She awoke, she says, still with no change in heart, but went to the local Starbucks and “begged and pleaded for God to give me a sign, just ONE little sign that this wasn’t suppose to be the end.” That’s when she became the expecting recipient of an act of kindness. “All I could do was pull over, park and cry, ” she said in her post.

“It really is the little things in life that matter most.”

Kayla Rutledge explains how the two strangers fates intersected on that morning:

“This past week our church family at CLC was challenged to participate in #lovefest. We were encouraged to do things for others that we might not normally do. On Wednesday I left for work a little bit early that way I could go through the Starbucks drive through and pay for the person behind me. I left quickly after paying, hoping I wasn’t going to be late for work. When I got to work I was talking with a couple of my co-workers about what we were trying to accomplish here at our church through this challenge, and then went on with my day. Two days later I was messaged a screenshot of this post.


Pastor Eddie said if we let it, this week will change us… it just changed me. God is good. He loves extravagantly. If this doesn’t make you tear up, I don’t know what will.”

Since that time, the below post detailing the incident  has gone viral on Facebook: