During a daddy-daughter date Joey Mustain and his little girl, Stella, spotted a homeless man come in and ask if Chick-fil-A could give him any leftovers.
The Tennessee dad and daughter watched as the grungy man received sideways glances and cold shoulders while waiting for the manager. “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. People near him kept their distance,” Mustain writes on his Facebook page.
The manager did not seem to notice though. Instead he told the homeless man he would gladly give him a hot meal in exchange for an opportunity to pray with him. Mustain called the scene beautiful.
After the homeless man agreed, there was no waiting for things to die down, there was no scooting anyone to the side. 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).
Mustain turned to Stella and told her to watch, wanting her to see the rare site of principles and ministry being prioritized over profit. Stella responded by bowing her own head in prayer.
Mustain finished his Facebook post with thanking Chick-fil-A for being an example to his daughter. Nor is she the only one, the post has been shared over 40,000 times.