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    Posted on Apr. 4, 2016

    A Vancouver Man Set Off A Ripple Effect Of Kindness By Buying Someone's Lunch

    "If it wasn’t for the kindness of others, I wouldn’t be alive today."

    When he was diagnosed with cancer, Brice Royer's doctor told him that "love and kindness is the world's best medicine." Royer's been performing random acts of kindness even since, such as helping raise money to build a home for a woman and her daughter.

    Brice Royer / Via

    His latest act set off a chain reaction in a Vancouver restaurant. Royer was eating lunch with his caregiver when they watched as a customer spoke with the owner of the restaurant.

    "There was such a bright cheerful energy about him, it’s hard to describe in words," Royer told BuzzFeed Canada. "He was smiling at everyone and the staff with a beautiful smile. I told him I couldn't help but notice how radiant and happy he is."

    The man said he is from Syria and is hoping to bring his family to Canada, too.

    Royer gave the man a coupon for Unconditional Love that he created after his Craigslist ad "selling unconditional love for $0" went viral last year. "Then we paid for his meal," Royer said. "He was so grateful and said he'd like to pay it forward."

    Brice Royer / Via

    The man walked over to the cash register and announced he was going to pay for everyone's lunch. "The cashier's eyes almost fell out of their sockets and we all looked at each other in awe," Royer wrote on Facebook.

    Brice Royer / Via

    "I'm glad I didn't meet you at a steak house or my bill would've been so expensive!" the man said.

    He also asked Royer for some love coupons to give out.

    "It uplifted the entire restaurant and his gift inspired others to pay it forward too," Royer said.

    "If it wasn’t for the kindness of others, I wouldn’t be alive today," according to Royer, who has a stomach tumour. He's due to see his doctor again next week for his latest MRI results. "I’m not attached to any outcome anymore, but he tells me there’s good news."

    Brice Royson / Via

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