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Man Buys Chick-fil-A for Two Soldiers. When More Military Members Arrive, He Pays for Theirs Too

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“A little random act of kindness never hurt nobody.” These are the very true words of a man who stepped up to serve those who serve him.

Two brothers from Durham, North Carolina, were eating at a Chick-fil-A when a couple of military service members walked through the door.

Jonathan and Stephen Full were with their kids, giving their wives a break to shop and enjoy the day. When Jonathan saw two military members walk through the door, he stood up.

“It’s always been on my mind to pay for some military members’ meals when I get the chance,” Jonathan told WTVD.

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He went on to explain his reasons behind the sudden decision to buy their lunch. “It just hit me real good in my heart to do it then. And it just happened.”

But Jonathan had no idea who else was about to walk through those Chick-fil-A doors next. About nine more military members in uniform, both men and women, soon appeared.

“Man is there a bus dropped off somewhere? Did we just hit the motherload here?” Jonathan said. “What felt moving through my heart is I didn’t care if 200 more showed. I was still going to buy the meal.”

His brother Stephen shared on Facebook how proud he was of his younger brother in that moment. And he even caught some photos of the encounter, too.

“He didn’t even bat an eye,” Stephen shared, recalling how Jonathan brought the rest of the military men and women to the front of the line.

In the end, this heartwarming act goes much deeper for these two brothers than anyone knew. Their step-brother Joshua suffered from severe PTSD following a tour in Iraq and, just one week before that day at Chick-fil-A, took his own life.

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“(Jonathan) asked (the military members) to reach out to anyone they knew with PTSD and try their best to get them the help they needed,” Stephen wrote on Facebook.

Stephen also shared with WTVD that Jonathan told the military members to “save your money for something more than just feeding yourself. Let us take care of you since you take care of us.”

What a positive example that will no doubt stick with their children who looked on. As Jonathan put it, “A little random act of kindness never hurt nobody.” We couldn’t agree more!

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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Arizona
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English
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