Krispy Kreme Is Giving Customers a Dozen Donuts — for Free — on World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day falls on Monday, Nov. 13

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Krispy Kreme is spreading the love!

Next week, the popular snack chain will be offering select customers a free dozen Original Glazed Donuts for World Kindness Day, which falls on Monday, Nov. 13.

The offer will be available to the first 500 guests who visit each participating shop in the United States.

Krispy Kreme customers are being encouraged to "spread the kindness," per a press release, by using #KrispyKreme and tagging @KrispyKreme in posts shared on social media.

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“World Kindness Day is an opportunity to make a positive difference by being generous – from paying it forward to meaningfully connecting with each other. Simple gestures of caring and thanks, including sharing a sweet treat, is a great way to do that,” Dave Skena, Global Chief Brand Officer for Krispy Kreme, said in a statement.

He added, “We hope a dozen Original Glazed Donuts – one doughnut for you and many to share with others – will inspire millions of small acts of kindness.” 

Before the World Kindness Day promo, Krispy Kreme will offer Veterans and active military personnel a free doughnut of choice and a free small coffee, hot or iced, on Veterans Day over the weekend.

That upcoming offer is limited to one per guest, in-shop and drive-thru only. 

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Krispy Kreme was founded by Vernon Rudolph in 1937. He started the business selling donuts to grocery stores, but after patrons continued to walk by his shop asking to buy his baked goods, he "cut a hole in an outside wall and began selling Original Glazed Donuts directly to customers on the sidewalk," according to a release.

Back in July, Krispy Kreme marked 86 years in business and celebrated the feat by selling a dozen donuts for 86 cents with the purchase of a regularly priced dozen.

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