Chick-fil-A fulfilled everyone’s wildest dreams over the weekend: opening up on a Sunday and passing out food for free.
Business Insider reported that the Christmas miracle took place at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, where a power outage caused over 1,000 grounded flights and even more hungry travelers.
People were elated:
@ChickfilA is amazing they are by far the best customer caring company there is right now never had a bad experience hope those get the credit they deserve for this. Respect— Jeff Terry (@jtfalcon804) December 18, 2017
According to Chick-fil-A company spokeswoman Amanda Hannah, city mayor Kasim Reed called the fast-food chain around 10pm and the company “immediately mobilized.”
Chick-fil-A does not normally operate on Monday’s because of the owner’s Christian beliefs, but Hannah stated that the company is dedicated to serving those in need.
“It has been a very difficult day for thousands of travelers," Hannah said. "And while Chick-fil-A is always closed on Sunday, our restaurants open occasionally to serve communities in need.”
The company served over 5,000 people that night.
This was not the first time that Chick-fil-A came in the clutch to provide for people in need. Time magazine reported that employees provided food to people who were donating blood and to law enforcement officers who were part of the response effort to the Orlando shooting at a gay nightclub back in 2016.