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Barista Saves Life By Writing A Note On This Depressed Teen’s Starbucks Cup Who Wanted To Kill Herself

Little things can make a huge difference.

That is certainly true for the following story. You see Bekah Georgy of Salem, New Hampshire is a lovely and amazing girl who loves dogs and ballet. She also loves to spend time with her family.

On a more sadder note though, she has also been battling with anorexia for most of her very young life. She has tried to kill herself five times over this period. Thankfully she didn’t succeed.

She also has a very heartwarming story for us. In October 2015, when she was having a pretty hard day and when everything seemed lost. She went to Starbucks to get an iced coffee. What happened in Starbucks changed her mind.

Meet Bekah Georgy of Salem, New Hampshire.

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She seems to be an energetic and bubbly girl from the outside who has a passion for ballet.

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When you look at me, you might assume I’m happy, bubbly, outgoing, and full of life. But you don’t really see the complete me. You wouldn’t know that behind this plastered smile is a girl who has broken and fallen to pieces.

You wouldn’t know this girl had so much self-hate, she starved herself for over half her young life.

Or that she’s tried to end her own life five times.

-Bekah

Coffee is the only thing she’ll drink when her eating disorder is bad.

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As it is the only thing that can make her mind less foggy.

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A simple interaction with the Starbucks barista changed her life.

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You see the barista wrote ‘smile’ on the cup rather than her name.

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Dear barista,

You didn’t know me and you didn’t know my story. Most importantly, you probably didn’t know writing the simple word ‘smile’ on my order would change my day for the better. When you look at me, you might assume I’m happy, bubbly, outgoing and full of life. But you don’t really see the complete me.

You wouldn’t know that behind this plastered smile is a girl who has broken and fallen to pieces.

You wouldn’t know this girl had so much self-hate, she starved herself for over half her young life.

Or that she’s tried to end her own life five times.

-Bekah

This might seem like not such a big deal.

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I’m guessing you didn’t know these past few weeks, and that day particularly, had been extremely hard.

You were just going about your job, unaware that writing a minuscule word on my drink would change my day and possibly my life.

-Bekah

But it changed Bekah that day.

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Maybe you wrote ‘smile’ on my drink because you saw the feeding tube. Or maybe you could see past my fake smile because you’ve been where I am.

Either way, I’m grateful. You didn’t have to make my order special. You could have treated me like another annoying customer.

But you took that extra second to add some positivity to a life that’s been filled with so much negatively lately.

-Bekah

Bekah was in need of a little positivity.

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You see, my day consisted of a horrible doctor’s appointment and a horrible therapy session.

I was filled with hopelessness, and my suicidal thoughts were getting worse.

When my anorexia is bad sometimes coffee is the only thing I can drink.

But I was afraid to consume even coffee that day.

-Bekah

‘If I hadn’t encountered that cup, I could have done more damage to myself that night.’

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‘When I read that word, I couldn’t help but smile, literally.’

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‘A simple act of kindness can mean the world to someone. It can provide hope for the hopeless.’

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‘Now I plan to pass this hope along.’

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So barista, thank you. Thank you for turning my day around.’

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