This is Sam. He has an awesome and unique work ethic. Sam is autistic and has a movement disorder, which means he has a hard time staying still. Lots of companies out there probably wouldn’t consider Sam for any job handling materials or drinks, but one intrepid manager named Chris at a Starbucks franchise believed in him.
He believed that by working with Sam he could channel his movements toward dancing and with a lot of practice, become a pro barista that casually has dance parties in the cafe. As it turns out, after Sam was offered a position to work at Starbucks he told his parents that his life had meaning. Sam didn’t think that he would ever be allowed to work behind the bar, but his manager Chris believed in him. Now that is something that will warm your heart better than any coffee could.