The brave men and women who fight for our country are an exceptional class of people. But in many ways, they’re just like us. Like many of us, they too sometimes find themselves in desperate need of Chick-fil-A.
That’s what happened recently to First Lieutenant Jessie Guajardo of Northern Texas. But since there are no Chick-fil-As in Iraq, he reached out to his hometown franchise via Facebook to see if they could send him some of their signature sauce.
In a direct message to the Founders Square Chick-fil-A store, Guajardo explained that the delicious Chick-fil-A sauce would make the bland, Army-issued chicken tenders more appetizing for him and his fellow soldiers.
“Ordering bottles of sauce is mostly out of the question because of refrigeration after opening, etc…. It was then that we thought of Chick Fil A individually packaged sauces. I took a shot in the dark and sent a Facebook message to the Chick Fil A Facebook page with a request,” Guajardo later wrote.
Two weeks after reaching out to the restaurant, Guajardo received a special package in the mail: Two cases of sauce — one of barbecue and another of Chick-fil-A sauce.
The timing of the delivery was perfect: It was “chicken tender day” at the dining hall. It was also Sunday, but if Chick-fil-A is going to bend the rules for anyone, they chose a very worthy group.
“I can’t thank Chick Fil A enough for this seemingly small gesture that single handedly picked up the spirits of so many people. Thank you Chick Fil A,” Guajardo wrote.
Founders Square Chick-fil-A posted on its Facebook page, thanking Guajardo for his service and his “kind words” of gratitude.
“Thank you for your service, Jessie Guajardo and for taking the time to write such kind words about your local Chick-fil-A. We hope you and your fellow soldiers enjoy the sauces and we look forward to your return home.”
Is anyone getting tired of Chick-fil-A being awesome yet?