Last Sunday, thousands of travelers were stranded at one of the busiest airports in the world, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. There was an electrical fire which caused a power outage leaving more than 2,000 passengers hungry and afraid.
More than 1,100 flights were grounded, and as the day turned to night with no sign of electricity, the mayor, Kasim Reed, knew he had to do something.
Reed called Chick-fil-A at about 10 p.m. in hopes they would be able to help. Most of us know that the fast-food company is closed on Sundays due to their Christian faith.
But this Sunday, Chick-fil-A made an exception.
Without hesitation, the company stepped in to help. Chick-fil-A was able to gather some employees and was “immediately mobilized,” making sandwiches and providing water bottles to the stranded passengers. 11 hours later, the power was restored.
"It has been a very difficult day for thousands of travelers," said Chick-fil-A’s spokeswoman, Amanda Hannah. "And while Chick-fil-A is always closed on Sunday, our restaurants open occasionally to serve communities in need."
Hannah continued, "We do not make a profit but do what we can to offer comfort to people experiencing hardship."
When people heard about what Chick-fil-A did, they immediately praised the fast-food company for their selfless efforts.
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