August 12, 2011 - The time has come for this wonderful experiment to make a transformation. Starbucks has informed me that they will be shutting off the card at 10pm ET tonight.

We believe this is the start to a bigger more glowing picture. In the last 5 days or so, we've received hundreds of stories of people doing small things to brighten a stranger's day: Paying for the next car at the drive through. Sharing a pick me up with someone who has had a rough time. Charging up a phone card and sharing it with strangers at the airport. The list goes on, and on, and on...

So, tonight we lose our barcode. But of course, we never needed it in the first place.

We will continue to maintain the facebook page as a place for all of us to share our moments of kindness. If you'd like to see the original Jonathan's Card homepage, you can find it here.

Keep paying it forward everyone!
Jonathan & Erica