Those of us in the north are looking at the couple of inches of snow that paralyzed the south and wondering, “What the heck is wrong with you people?,” but it’s no joke down there. They’re not accustomed to or prepared for this weather, and people are spending hours and hours stuck in cars on the road and sleeping in schools and offices overnight as the region grinds to a standstill.
One Chick-fil-A owner was trapped as well, so he walked the mile to his store and then brought food back to others:
“We cooked several hundred sandwiches and stood out on both sides of 280 and handed out the sandwiches to anyone we could get to – as long as we had food to give out.”
The staffers braved the falling snow and ice and Chick-fil-A refused to take a single penny for their sandwiches.
The meal was a gift – no strings attached.
So why did they give away their food?
“This company is based on taking care of people and loving people before you’re worried about money or profit,” Pitts says. “We were just trying to follow the model that we’ve all worked under for so long and the model that we’ve come to love. There was really nothing else we could have done but try to help people any way we could.”
The Chick-fil-A also allowed anyone who wanted to sleep on a bench or a booth.
I have Chick-fil-A on my Facebook feed, and every post they make is barraged by gay “marriage” zealots braying at the company for their alleged “hate” because the owners oppose same sex unions and run their stores in keeping with their Christian principles. (For example, all stores are closed on Sunday.) Feeding the hungry for free: that’s an interesting definition of “hate,” isn’t it?
God bless these folks. This is how it’s done.