It all started with a simple message: “Benkyou Ganbare.” Good luck with your studies.
And then the pictures of Starbucks cups came rolling in.
It’s such a simple gesture; a hand-written message given to a student along with the cup of water he asked for at Starbucks. But this small message sparked a flurry of retweets and prompted users to upload their own photos of the cups of cheer they received from Starbucks Japan. Have a look at some of the best pictures of the bunch:
^”Ganbette kudasai” (Good luck!)
^ “Yoi otoshi wo” (Happy New Year!)
^ “Happy” “New” “Year”
^ Sometimes, words alone aren’t enough.