7-Eleven Clerk Who Lost Job Over Good Deed Gets a Better Offer

Sometimes good Karma pays off quickly.

Good luck, Lin

Kindness Blog

In a striking example of poetic justice, a Massachusetts teenager who says she was fired from 7-Eleven for giving a cup of coffee to a homeless man has landed a new job within days—at a homeless-services organization.

Ava Lins on the first day of her new job. Photo: Facebook Ava Lins on the first day of her new job. Photo: Facebook

“My lesson learned is that good deeds pay off,” Ava Lins, 19, tells Yahoo Shine. “Do what you believe is the right thing, and stand up for what you believe in. Only good things will come of it.”

The story began last Thursday, when Lins, a clerk at 7-Eleven in Salem, says she began chatting with a customer about how he didn’t know where he was going to sleep on that freezing night. Lins, who immediately empathized given her own recent struggles with being homeless, gave him a small cup of coffee. “It directly influenced my decision,” she says. When storeowner…

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