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Starbucks barista intervenes on behalf of teen in uncomfortable spot

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A Texas Starbucks barista came to the rescue of a Corpus Christi teenager who she suspected might be in danger, the New York Post reported on Monday.

What are the details?

The unnamed teen was studying at a Corpus Christi location when a much older, unknown man approached her.

The barista carefully observed the teen's interaction with the man and decided to let her know that she was there for her if necessary.

The girl's mother, Brandy Selim Roberson, said the employee carried a coffee cup over to her and said that it was an "extra hot chocolate someone forgot to pick up."

Scrawled on the side of the cup was, "Are you okay? Do you want us to intervene? If you do, take the lid off the cup."

The man, Roberson told the outlet, was "very loud and animated," drawing the attention of the employees.

"She looked up and just saw a row of baristas staring at her — ready to step in," Roberson added

The teen said that she didn't need the staff to intervene and told the baristas that she was OK.

“This reaffirms my faith in humanity,” Roberson said. “Maybe just seeing this story, others ... if given the opportunity to say something or turn away, they would say something.”

Roberson told Today Food that her daughter filled her in on the incident as soon as she got home from the coffee shop.

"She was holding the cup and knew that I would love that someone did that for her," Roberson said. "It made me feel so grateful that the Starbucks employees were watching out for her. As a mom, that is my worst fear that something would happen to my child and nobody would be there to help."

She added, "I am incredibly grateful to the staff there. I hope that we can all learn from them and be willing to help anyone who seems that they might need help."

A spokesperson for the coffee magnate confirmed the story to Nexstar, but did not go into detail about the incident.

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