Chick-Fil-A Manager Drops Everything To Give Warm Meal To Homeless Man

When a homeless man recently walked into a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, he ended up getting a surprise that he never saw coming.

The man had come to the restaurant in the hopes of getting some scraps of food, but he wound up getting a whole lot more than that. Joey Mustain was at the Chick-fil-A restaurant with his daughter Stella, and he was so touched by what he saw the manager doing for the homeless man that he took to social media to recount it.

“I took Stella to Chick-fil-A today. It’s our normal daddy-daughter spot. It’s clean, so good, and the playground has a tractor beam on her the moment she sees it,” Joey wrote. “When we finished eating and she’d worked up her dessert appetite playing with the other kids, we went back to trade in her toy for ice cream. She wanted to sit at a table to eat the cone (something we usually do in the truck), and I’m so glad she did.”

“We took a booth right next to the spot where you wait for your drink to be ‘refreshed,’ and we had a front-row seat to this beautiful scene: a homeless traveler had walked in and asked if they had any extra food,” he continued. “Mud was wet and caked on his well-traveled shoes. His hair was matted, and his beard wasn’t a statement as much as it was a necessity and a sign that he doesn’t get to shave as often as most of us do. People near him kept their distance, but that didn’t stop him from being kind. He spoke to people who reluctantly spoke back, and he smiled while he waited on a manager.”

When the manager approached the homeless man, Joey feared that he might make him leave empty handed. As soon as he started talking to the homeless man, however, Joey realized he had nothing to worry about.

“All I could pick up on of the conversation was the manager saying that he’d love to give him a full, warm meal. Not just scraps or extras,” he said. “The only thing he required was that the man let him pray with him. After the homeless man agreed, there was no waiting for things to die down, there was no scooting anyone to the side. As busy as they were, the manager stopped then and there, laid his hand on the man, and proceeded to pray. I heard love in that prayer. The homeless man wasn’t some untouchable stain on business. He was the reason that store opened its doors this morning (or any morning).”

“I asked Stella to watch and she stared. She asked what was happening and when I told her, she bowed her head, too,” he continued. “I realized then and there that Chick-fil-A doesn’t simply do business for profits, they truly use business to minister….I love teaching my daughter life lessons, and I also love being there to watch other Christians teach her life lessons. Thank you, Chick-fil-A, for taking care of the latter today.”

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