The great journalist and media blogger Jim Romenesko tweeted out this public service announcement Friday, and he wasn’t alone:
PSA: Starbucks computers are down nationwide (currently 7:26 p.m. ET, Friday) and drinks are free.
— Romenesko (@romenesko) April 24, 2015
That’s right. Instead of shutting down its stores—which would have led to this being a very different (i.e. negative) story—someone up the chain gave stores the OK to stay open and keep serving coffee to the surprise (and delight) of Twitter and Instagram users everywhere.
Free Starbucksð pic.twitter.com/k9e06fHz3C
— Kacie Tedrow (@kaciemarie97) April 24, 2015
— nimaâ¡ï¸jima (@nayeeemuh) April 24, 2015