Coronavirus kindness: Man serves free coffee to essential workers from home window

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Monday, April 13, 2020
Coronavirus kindness: SF man serves free coffee to essential workers from home window
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A San Francisco man is taking advantage of his prime location and barista skills to hand out free coffee to essential workers - at a safe social distance!

SAN FRANCISCO -- One kind-hearted man is bringing joy to his neighborhood by serving free coffee to essential workers.

Ben Ramirez waits by his open window with a sign outside that says "Free Coffee."

When he sees a mail carrier or healthcare worker walking by, he offers his services.

The barista says he has the location and the resources to make it happen.

"I've always wanted to do something out of this window," Ramirez said.

He has a toy gorilla hand, perfect for socially distanced passing of the coffee.

"Keep my distance from people with this little guy... It's how I deliver coffee to people... With this little arm that I stole from my son," he says, holding the toy hand.

Ramirez says he had the supplies because he's an aspiring coffee house owner and has been taking classes.

He saw an opportunity to get some practice, and give out much-needed "pick-me-ups" when cafes had to close.