A Chick-fil-A employee is gaining recognition for an act of kindness he says was just him doing his job.
When a regular customer left the drive-thru of a Chick-fil-A in Lubbock, Texas without his change last month, cashier Marcus Henderson didn’t think twice about what to do with the cash.
It was only $3 and some change, but the dedicated employee placed in it in an envelope, bringing it to work with him in his back pocket every day for nearly a month, “just in case today might be the day where I see him,” he told KLBK.
“I knew he was a regular,” Henderson said. “I was going to see him again eventually.”
When an unsuspecting Danny Cabra returned to the fast food chain known for his Christian values, he was confused when the cashier gave him money, instead of the other way around.
“I said, ‘Are you serious man?'” Cadra told KLBK. “I look in [the envelope] and there’s the change.”
Cadra called Henderson’s honesty “the coolest thing,” adding that he “never would have missed” the cash.
“It meant that much to him, you know, so, it meant even that much more to me,” he said, calling Henderson a “great American” and “a breath of fresh air.”
Henderson said giving the change back reflects his values.
“I’m called to serve these people well, not only because of my job but who I am,” he said.
The pair are now friends for life and plan to get together with their families – outside of Chick-fil-A.