Maple's Bakery customer pays for 59 people's meals

  • A customer at Maple's Bakery in Yarmouth, Maine paid for his meal and 59 others
  • Did so as a means to honor the victims of the October 1 Las Vegas Massacre
  • Bakery's owner wrote on Facebook: 'Thank you to the customer who reinforced my belief in kindness'
  • The customer wished to remain anonymous 

By Forrest Hanson For Dailymail.com

Published: 09:05 EDT, 13 October 2017 | Updated: 10:00 EDT, 13 October 2017

A kind-hearted customer at a Maine bakery paid for the meals of 59 strangers to honor victims of the Las Vegas massacre.

Maple's Bakery in Yarmouth wrote on its Facebook page that the man walked into the eatery and paid for the food on October 7 'to inspire hope in the face of darkness'.

The bakery's owner, Robin Ray, said: 'I believe that the only way we can change the world is by individual acts of kindness.

Staff pose for a photo after an anonymous customer purchased meals for fellow customers as a means to honor victims of the Las Vegas massacre
Staff pose for a photo after an anonymous customer purchased meals for fellow customers as a means to honor victims of the Las Vegas massacre

Staff pose for a photo after an anonymous customer purchased meals for fellow customers as a means to honor victims of the Las Vegas massacre

Maple's Bakery in Yarmouth, Maine noted in a Facebook post: 'Thank you to the customer who reinforced my belief in kindness and for all the people who constantly remind me of the goodness in humanity, when somedays it feels like evil is all around'
Maple's Bakery in Yarmouth, Maine noted in a Facebook post: 'Thank you to the customer who reinforced my belief in kindness and for all the people who constantly remind me of the goodness in humanity, when somedays it feels like evil is all around'

Maple's Bakery in Yarmouth, Maine noted in a Facebook post: 'Thank you to the customer who reinforced my belief in kindness and for all the people who constantly remind me of the goodness in humanity, when somedays it feels like evil is all around'

'Laws and regulations don’t change humans, other humans do. 

'One small thing can change the course of another persons day.

'If you are a customer of ours you know we believe that. 

'Thank you to the customer who reinforced my belief in kindness and for all the people who constantly remind me of the goodness in humanity, when somedays it feels like evil is all around.'

The customer wished to remain anonymous, Bangor Daily News reported.

Ray noted to CBS News that he did not stipulate a limit on cost, and that his total came close to $1,000.

He simply ordered his coffee and whoopie pies - a Maine specialty - and gave the cashier his credit card number.

'We have good food, good coffee, but really we have good people,' Ray told CBS.

The kind action took place at Maple's on the morning of October 7
The kind action took place at Maple's on the morning of October 7

The kind action took place at Maple's on the morning of October 7

Stephen Craig Paddock killed 58 people before taking his own life in the early hours of October 1.

Paddock, 64, unleashed thousands of rounds of ammunition from his Mandalay Bay hotel room onto festivalgoers at the Route 91 Harvest, a country music festival.

The incident was the deadliest mass shooting committed by a single shooter in United States history.  

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