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In Italy, 'suspended shopping' helps those facing economic hardship during pandemic
by Sylvia Poggioli
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24 April 2020
On 24 April 2020 NPR (National Public Radio) reported:
In Italy, where the coronavirus has shuttered more than 2 million businesses and left 1 in every 2 workers without income, some Italians are putting a new twist on an old custom to help the needy and restart the economy. On a recent morning, a shopper asks that 10 euros ($10.83) be added to her bill for what's called la spesa sospesa, 'suspended shopping.' The concept derives from the century-old Neapolitan tradition of 'suspended coffee' -- when a customer in a cafe pays in advance for someone who can't afford it.
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Suspended shopping is an act of charity in which the donor doesn't show off and the recipient doesn't have to show gratitude.
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