Free coffee copycat strikes at Ottawa Tim Hortons, pays bill for hundreds

OTTAWA – It looks like there’s a coffee copycat in Ottawa.

Just days after a man walked into an Edmonton Tim Hortons and paid about $860 for the coffees of the next 500 customers, someone in Ottawa has done the same thing.

Manager Melissa Dass says the free coffee copycat came into the Ottawa restaurant Thursday morning and made a similar gesture.

Customers paying it forward for coffees are seen fairly regularly at her location, but Dass says she’s never seen such a large amount paid before.

Edmonton’s Good Samaritan was described by staff as being in his mid to late 20s, but no description of Ottawa’s version has been given.

Dass says the man wanted to remain anonymous and the store will respect his wishes.