Kindness In The Cold
A VERY bad ice storm -by Texas standards- hit North Texas about 10 years ago. My husband was working on the “other side of lake” which, anyone from North Texas knows is a bad place to be when trying to get home to the other side of the lake! There is only 1 straight shot home - across the Lewisville Bridge - and it turns into a roller-rink when it ices up. 3 hours past rush hour he still had not made it home and was practically idling in traffic – cars were running out of gas, folks were frustrated, family members were calling wanting updates on the progress… and then, as if the clouds parted and the sun shone down there were Chick-fil-A employees out amongst the traffic (no risk since it wasn’t going anywhere) with sandwiches for the commuters trying to get home. It took him over 4 hours to make the typically 30 minute drive home that night. But he didn’t talk about the traffic so much as he did about kindness of the Chick-fil-A store to recognize that folks were stuck in traffic, well past dinner time and rather than capitalizing on the unfortunate circumstances, chose to look for a way to make it a little better – and we all know that a Chick-fil-A sandwich can make just about anything a little better!
It made quite an impression on him. Since then we have had 4 children and we choose Chick-fil-A for many additional reasons now, but that story sticks with us as just one more example of the greatness that is Chick-fil-A. Tonight, I think to write this because the kiddos and I spent a wonderful day today painting cow print t-shirts! The shirts are hanging dry now, the masks are made & ready to go, and the kids went to bed with big smiles, anxious to sport their creations tomorrow in honor of Cow Appreciation Day. Thank you for all that you do, all that you represent and all that you mean to us!