In the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack, the worst strike on U.S. soil since 9/11, employees at Chick-Fil-A restaurants in the Orlando area performed an incredible act of kindness.
The franchise, which is known for being closed on Sundays to allow its workers to spend time with their families and attend church, was supposed to be shuttered on the day of the tragedy. But hours after the attack that killed 50 people and injured at least 53 more, Chick-Fil-A employees went to work on their day off to provide free food for those waiting in line to donate blood for the victims of the attack.
The chicken restaurant has been on the receiving end of boycotts several times for its support of traditional marriage. But the chain’s political affiliations didn’t stop its employees from helping out the victims of the deadly attack at a gay nightclub.
Another Orlando-based Chick-Fil-A store, whose employees also pitched in on Sunday to feed blood donors, posted a photo of their flag at half-staff with a message of solidarity for the victims.
“Our restaurant, along with a couple of others in the area, simply responded just like numerous other Orlando businesses and residents have done — we came together as a community to lift those in need,” the restaurant stated in the comments section of the photo.