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In this May 23, 2018 photo, Melissa Schwalenberg poses outside Coffee with Christ, her new  cafe and meeting place in Belleville, Ill. After nearly 20 years of teaching elementary school in the metro-east, Schwalenberg is taking a long coffee break to give back to local kids and adults in a different way. Not far from the cash register, there's a colorful wall of sticky notes where patrons can promote kindness. Each handwritten note offers a free oatmeal, free yogurt, free drink or meal credit to a person in need of a pick-me-up, or someone who might not have enough money to pay their bill. (Cara Anthony /Belleville News-Democrat, via AP)

In this May 23, 2018 photo, Melissa Schwalenberg poses outside Coffee with Christ, her new cafe and meeting place in Belleville, Ill. After nearly 20 years of teaching elementary school in the metro-east, Schwalenberg is taking a long coffee break to give back to local kids and adults in a different way. Not far from the cash register, there's a colorful wall of sticky notes where patrons can promote kindness. Each handwritten note offers a free oatmeal, free yogurt, free drink or meal credit to a person in need of a pick-me-up, or someone who might not have enough money to pay their bill. (Cara Anthony /Belleville News-Democrat, via AP)

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