There are many reasons why people become homeless; they may have an addiction, could have just lost their job, being kicked out by their family, each one has a different story to tell.
When you see the same homeless people day after day with their cardboard signs many of us stop seeing them and ignore that person in need.
When one man starts selling CDs outside Chick-fil-A the manager decides to take action, but not the action that most of us would expect.
One homeless man decides to earn some dollar selling CDs outside Chick-fil-A in Bowling Green, Kentucky, forcing the manager to step outside and have a chat with him. The restaurant has a no-soliciting policy so she had no choice but to explain the rules to him.
“Because of your sign we can’t let you solicit,” she said, referring to his CD sales. But then she proposed a kind-hearted alternative: “You are more than welcome to dine in and be our guest.”
She’d brought a bag and a drink outside with her when she talked to the man. She even shook his hand firmly and asked him his name.
Christopher James was in a parking lot recording the interaction and posted it to give the manager the recognition she deserved.
“Chick-fil-A Campbell Lane didn’t get enough credit on this one,” he said. “This was a fella directly outside of their main entrance/drive-thru that was selling CDs (obviously homeless).”
He added: “The manager came out, informed him that you cannot solicit outside of the restaurant, and instead of giving him the boot — she offered him a meal and a place to eat inside. Chick-fil-A is doing something right.”
The manager could have called the police and have him removed but she took the time to talk to him and extended generosity to this man. There should be more people in the world like this woman; kindness always wins in the end.
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