The tornado hit Birmingham Alabama on April 27, 2011. My mother's neighborhood, close to Pratt City, was hit hard. Her home was spared but everything around her was leveled. The day after the tornado I took food, and water to my mother and brother. I had to park far away and walk because the neighborhood was impassible by car. When I got the entrance of my mother's subdivision I saw Heath K., the manager of the Chick-fil-A across the street from my job in downtown Birmingham. Heath was passing out chicken sandwiches. As always, he was cheerful and very compassionate. I greeted him and told him thanks for helping the people of my mother's neighborhood. I have always viewed Heath as special. He always has a pleasant disposition when I visit the downtown Chick-fil-A. Everyone in my department thinks he is super nice.
Because of looting my mother decided to stay at her home without power or phone service. I was worried because I couldn't always contact her and by the third day the National Guard and Birmingham Police was in the area around the clock, imposing a curfew and strictly checking identification. It was an ordeal just to drop by. A week later I went to get lunch at Chick-fil-A and Heath asked about my family. I told him my mother refused to leave and she was still at her house. He asked what street she lived on and I gave him my mother's address. The next day my mom called me and yelled. "A very nice and good looking young man from Chick-fil-A came to check on me". She was ecstatic. That was the first positive conversation I got from my mother since the tornado. I could hear her smile. I got a warm feeling all over because Heath took the time to visit her. Not only did he make my mother’s day but mine also. Chick-fil-A, you have a gem in Heath Kyle. As we say in the south "He is Good People".