A teenager recently captured an incredible moment after she saw a man take off his shoes inside of a Chick-fil-A and hand them to a man in need whose own shoes were dilapidated and held together with duct tape.
It all unfolded in Bowling Green, Kentucky, when Hallie Cassady, 13, was with her family having a meal at the fast-food establishment. She noticed the man in need and then also observed what happened when a good samaritan stepped in to help.
“He was about to go back out the door, and the guy just looked at him in the eyes, and he took off his boots and handed them to him,” Hallie told WBKO-TV. “You could tell it made the other guy’s day and it made my day.”
That’s when Hallie decided to grab her dad’s phone and take a picture of the man who gave his shoes, telling her father that they needed to share the touching moment with others.
Her dad, Kyle Cassady, obliged and later tweeted the image of the shoeless good samaritan, writing, “Just witnessed an awesome act of kindness by this gentleman taking off his boots during his meal at the (BG) Chick-fil-A to give to a man in need with shoes that were being held together with duct tape.”
Cassady also added three encouraging hashtags: #truemeaningofChristmas, #powerofgiving and #stillgoodpeople.
The story has since been making its wounds in the press and on social media.
Just witnessed an awesome act of kindness by this gentleman taking off his boots during his meal at the (BG) Chick-fil-A to give to a man in need with shoes that were being held together with duct tape. #truemeaningofChristmas #powerofgiving #stillgoodpeople #eatmorechiken pic.twitter.com/0eI2MW4xIi
— Kyle Cassady (@CassadyKyl) December 11, 2017
Hallie said that the giving man left the restaurant in his socks after finishing his meal. In the end, Cassady said that he saw a certain irony in the location where this act unfolded.
“The irony behind all this is the values and beliefs of the Chick-fil-A corporation, and this act of kindness taking place here in this store in Bowling Green, Kentucky, she got to see something that you don’t see everyday,” he told WBKO.