God-honouring fast food chain helps homeless man

The simple kindness of a Christian restaurant manager in America has gone viral after a customer posted a picture of the incident on Facebook.

Mark Meadows, who manages a Chick-fil-A shop in Birmingham, Alabama, gave a meal and his own pair of gloves to a man who appeared to be homeless.

Bystander Andrea Stoker captured the exchange on her phone and posted it online, where thousands of people have since expressed their support.

Faithful steward

Chick-fil-A’s aim in business is: “To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.”

Journalist Todd Starnes, writing about the incident, said that the unnamed man asked if he could carry out some work at the cafe in exchange for food.

“Now, it would not be unusual for a person like that to be escorted out of a restaurant. But the Chick-fil-A on Highway 280 is no ordinary restaurant”, Starnes wrote.

He added that Meadows then offered the man food and when he noticed his cold hands, gave him his gloves.

God through us

Andrea Stoker, who took the photo that has now been liked nearly 80,000 times, encouraged people to pass on similar actions.

“Do something for your fellow man, whether they can return the favor or not, and maybe, just maybe we can change the direction of the things that fill our minds and the media.

“This isn’t about any of us, but what God can do through it”, she added.