Starbucks Barista Donates Kidney To Patron

03/28/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011
  • William Yardley The New York Times

Annamarie Ausnes is known for holding up the line at her favorite Starbucks here, carefully counting out her coins to pay for her "short drip, double-cupped" daily jolt. Over the years, Sandie Andersen, a friendly barista behind the counter, might have rolled her eyes once or twice but she has also taken these morning moments to make conversation, to make friends.

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