Man serves up coffee to drivers stuck at train crossing

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A man offered motorists a little refreshment as they were stuck waiting for a train to get moving in Kalamazoo.

Phil Qualls, manager at Ferguson Plumbing Supplies, says it seemed like a good thing to do when the train stopped at a crossing Thursday near the store. So he brewed pots of coffee and put cups, stir sticks, cream and sugar on the top of a makeshift serving tray.

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports he walked up and down the line of stopped cars, offering coffee and seeking to lighten the mood.

Qualls says: “I thought about how I’d feel if I was waiting.” He says he distributed cups to 15 to 20 motorists. By the time he came back to get another pot, the train started moving again.

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