Chick-Fil-A Owner Gives His Own Gloves And Free Food To Man In Need

Chick-Fil-A Owner Gives His Own Gloves And Free Food To Man In Need
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This fast food owner believes in service with a side of selflessness.

Last Wednesday, a man with his possessions strapped to his back entered a Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama, and approached owner-operator Mark Meadows, Fox 6 reported.

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"A gentleman walked in--I don't know if he is homeless or not--but he walked up to me and asked if there was anything he could do to earn a little food," Meadows told AL.com.

Meadows was concerned for the man, who had just come from the freezing temperatures outside, and wanted to make sure he stayed warm. So the owner decided to give him a free meal and also handed over his own pair of gloves.

"I said, 'You need to take the gloves, I can get some more,'" Meadows told Fox 6, recounting the incident in which he offered up his winter gear. "I had some sitting right here, gave him my gloves, then went and got him something to eat and then that was pretty much it."

The moving moment was captured by Andrea Stoker, a customer who witnessed the interaction and shared the photo on Chick-Fil-A's Facebook page. The photo has since gone viral with more than 79,000 likes and 16,000 shares -- something that has puzzled the humble owner.

"I just did the right thing," he told AL.com. "I'm simply awe struck about all this attention."

While his actions are commendable, they aren't out of the ordinary for Meadows. Last year, he gave out hundreds of sandwiches to drivers stuck in a snow storm, Fox News reported.

Before You Go

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Chick-Fil-A Waffle Potato Fries
A small order of Chick-Fil-A Waffle Potato Fries contains 310 calories, and 16 grams of fat.
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Wendy's Natural-Cut Fries
A small order of Wendy's Natural-Cut Fries contains 310 calories and 15 grams of fat.
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Jack In The Box French Fries
A small order of Jack In The Box French Fries contains 300 calories and 14 grams of fat.
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KFC Seasoned Potato Wedges
An order of KFC's Seasoned Potato Wedges contains 290 calories and 15 grams of fat.
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Sonic Natural Cut Fries
A small order of Sonic Natural Cut Fries contains 280 calories and 13 grams of fat.
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Arby's Curly Fries (*Snack Size)
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Burger King French Fries (*Value Size)
A value-sized* order of Burger King French Fries contains 240 calories and 15 grams of fat.

*A "value"-sized order (which is smaller than a "small" size) of Burger King Fries is 74 grams, which is more similar in weight to the rest of the french fry servings on this list.
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McDonald's World Famous Fries
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