The manager of a Tennessee Chick-fil-A is being celebrated after showing incredible kindness to a homeless man.
When Joey Mustain took his daughter, Stella, to his local Chick-Fil-A, he had no idea that he would encounter something that would take his breath away. While enjoying some ice cream, the pair noticed a homeless man enter the restaurant.
“A homeless traveler had walked in and asked if they had any extra food,” Mustain wrote on his Facebook page. “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.”
Although the man’s appearance earned the stares of a few patrons, Mustain noted his kind nature toward others. “He spoke to people who reluctantly spoke back, and he smiled while he waited on a manager.”
When the manager arrived, he told him he would “love to give him a full, warm meal,” but he had one requirement – he had to 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,” Mustain said. “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).”
The stunning moment made a huge impact on Mustain, who shared this story along with the photo of the man and manager standing together in prayer. Since Mustain posted his heartwarming story, the post has been shared over 30,000 times.