Birmingham, Alabama has been in the midst of a cold spell not often seen in the south. On January 7th, temperatures dropped as low as 12°F, with a windchill dipping below zero.
The cold forced a homeless man to try and warm up inside a local Chick-fil-A. Most restaurant owners would have ushered the man from their store for fear that he would keep customers from dining there.
Mark Meadows, owner of that particular shop, isn’t most restaurant owners.
When the homeless man asked if he could do some work in order to get a bite to eat, Meadows sat him down and cooked him a meal, without asking for anything in return.
Going the extra mile, Meadows also noticed the man rubbing his hands together for warmth. Without hesitation, he gave the homeless man his own gloves.
Meadows was completely unaware that a patron in the dining area was watching the whole thing unfold… and taking a picture. She took the photo and posted it to Facebook, accompanied by the following message:
“Bryson and I are sitting in Chick Fil A on 280. A man walked in to get warm with all of his earthly possessions on his back. The manager, who is on his break, got up and asked the man if he could get him anything. Before the man could even answer, the manager asked if the man had any gloves and handed him his, then got him the meal of his choice. There is still so much good in this world and I’m so grateful that Bryson saw it all unfold.”
Here’s the local news report…
Meadows claims that “All I did was the right thing.”
He also told Fox News that doing the right thing is embedded in the very principles established by Chick-fil-A owner, Truett Cathy.
One of those principles he explains, is “to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come into contact with Chick-fil-A.”
Last year, the same Chick-fil-A location was responsible for feeding stranded motorists during a freak snowstorm in Birmingham.
What do you think of this particular random act of kindness, and is it a surprise that these things come from a company that the left has tried to demonize as hateful? Share your thoughts below.