You’ve heard of flash mobs, where people appear to randomly gather and break into elaborate song and dance routines.
But now, a new phenomenon, called “Cash Mobs,” is spreading.
Instead of breaking into song, members of cash mobs break open their wallets to spend money at locally owned businesses.
Since starting last year, cash mobs have been organized in 32 states and Canada. But unlike flash mobs, which are generally entertaining and trivial, they come with a serious purpose.