Roll Up the Rim and dance? Tim Hortons server honours lucky winners with celebratory dance

Nadine Kalinauskas
Good News

A Tim Hortons server's bubbly enthusiasm for Roll Up the Rim winners has gone viral.

"This is what I've been brought on Earth for," Hamilton, Ontario's Terri Marshall tells CBC News.

"It sounds silly, but that's what it feels like for me. This is my purpose: to put a smile on someone's face."

For the past six years, Terri Marshall has been serving up coffee and donuts for McMaster University's caffeinated crowd, calling her customers by terms of endearment like "sweetie" and "sunshine."

She even writes encouraging notes on the coffee lids.

And when one of them wins in Tim Hortons annual Roll Up the Rim contest, she does a little happy dance.

"I like to do something fun. It's some excitement for the kids because they are so stressed out, so I like to shock them and put a smile on their face," Marshall tells CBC News. "It just makes my day. Their face makes my day and my dance makes theirs."

Marshall started dancing during last year's Roll Up the Rim campaign. It brought so much joy to her customers in line, she decided to do it again.

"Last year I did a little dance — it was a split second — and everybody in line started killing themselves laughing," she tells the Toronto Sun. At Christmas, the cheerful server has been known to break out into song, singing about "Holly jolly donuts."

Marshall told CHCH that she practiced her new celebratory moves, influenced in part by the "Gangnam Style" craze, over reading week.

"There's memes about her, there's videos on YouTube," student John Sporozinski says of the famous server. "She's just a very energetic individual and it's great to see. It's great to have that early morning class and order a coffee and have that kind of person. It wakes you up in the morning."