Alabama Chick-fil-A Owner Gives Homeless Man Free Meal, His Own Gloves

16 Jan

Will S.' Sunny Side Blog

Alabama Chick-fil-A Owner Gives Homeless Man Free Meal, His Own Gloves.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A Chick-fil-A owner in Alabama is making headlines after he was captured on camera helping a presumed homeless man by giving him a free meal, and then handing him his very own gloves.

An unidentified man walked into the Birmingham-area Chick-fil-A last week and asked owner Mark Meadows if he could work for food. Although Meadows was unsure as to whether the man was homeless, he said that it appeared so as he was carrying a number of garbage bags, most likely filled with his personal possessions.

“We made eye contact and I asked him what would he like, what we could do for him and then he asked if he could do some work to get something to eat,” Meadows told ABC News.

But instead of putting the man to work, he told him…

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Posted by on January 16, 2015 in America, business, good news


10 responses to “Alabama Chick-fil-A Owner Gives Homeless Man Free Meal, His Own Gloves

  1. Eric

    January 16, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    This would have been an even more remarkable story if the guy actually worked for food and then gave Meadows something back in thanks. Most of the ‘homeless’ I’ve seen here in Seattle are the biggest ingrates and most entitled and arrogant assholes imaginable.

    Maybe it’s different in Alabama…

  2. Will S.

    January 16, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    True; a missed opportunity…

  3. Eric

    January 17, 2015 at 12:03 am

    In fairness to Meadows, though, it might be different in Alabama. Thanks to the stupid progs running the PNW, Seattle and Portland become meccas for the kinds of ‘homeless’ who get run out of every other place.

    When you have idiots like these running a city, you well imagine the sort of people are going to be encouraged to move here:

  4. Will S.

    January 17, 2015 at 12:10 am

    True, Eric; I have no doubt things are quite different in Alabama from the Pacific Northwest (or the Northeast or here).

    Southerners remain much more socially conservative and decidedly Christian, at least for public appearances, than anywhere else in white North America (I don’t count Mexico and Central America and the Caribbean when I think of North America). Thus Meadows’ behaviour is not unexpected.

    Indeed, the inmates run the asylum in Seattle…

    Why, they even let dogs ride buses there! 😉

  5. ray

    January 18, 2015 at 4:48 am

    It’s not like that outside the cities, Eric. Homeless in rural/smallish towns in the PNW usually don’t beg, and are rarely aggressive. The most ‘aggression’ you’ll see is guys standing near the safeways with signs — often vets. Most guys just wander around alone and sleep in their hidey-spots; many can be found during the day gathering metals to recycle at the recycle/cash stands.

    Recently in this medium-sized, yuppified college town, a local rag ran a ‘help the homeless’ story, blah blah blah. The photo used was of an oriental female in her twenties, although all the homeless here, with perhaps rare exception, are white males.

    There are lots of churches and pastors and ministers and reverends here, like everywhere else. Rarely see them (or the yups) around the homeless tho. Guess they worship the Abstract Christ.

    People in this country are so rich, and so blessed, and what Meadows did is actually quite easy to integrate as routine in one’s life. It’s a joy to help, not a burden. Of course ‘Christians’ are already supposed to be doing such things. But like the heathen, they usually are so self-obsessed it doesn’t even cross their minds. Often that comes from over-privileged and over-protected lives.


  6. Eric

    January 18, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    I have noticed a difference even in the suburban towns—they’re like you described in Bellevue and also in Vancouver, WA. In both places, you see them around but they mostly keep to themselves. In Seattle and Portland, they’re almost like the French sans-culottes, and look like they’ll come at you with a pitchfork at any given moment. It’s good to have ‘Old Trusty’ in a holster with you downtown in either place.

    I think there are three main reasons for the differences: one is that most of the city bums are on drugs, which are easier to get in the city; second, most are also on welfare which is also easy to get in the city; and thirdly that Government/Media/Academia Complex in both Seattle and Portland encourage these types of people. It’s been documented now that the aggressive and more problematic of the homeless population having been flocking here in droves from California because word has been spread that they can get away with anything here. The mere fact that they find Seattle more scum-friendly than San Francisco is saying a lot. Yet it’s been shown that SF’s population of bums has been declining in proportion to the increase in ours; and now we have more than San Francisco, even though SF is twice as large a city.

    As a side note, the census revealed that Seattle has also surpassed SF as having the highest percentage of fags—I’m sure that’s no coincidence either.

    While Christ did teach compassion and help for the poor, it’s a fine-line in cases like these between fulfilling a Christian ideal and enabling evil. I suppose that the best way to deal with it would be to help those who are poor, but just not locally.

  7. ray

    January 18, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    ‘While Christ did teach compassion and help for the poor, it’s a fine-line in cases like these between fulfilling a Christian ideal and enabling evil.’

    I understand.

    Helping them is very hit/miss with me. After awhile a knack develops and it’s just a matter of following the Spirit. The gentle ones who truly are damaged get most of my attention. It’s fun to sneek around and do stuff. And of course I stay out of U.S. cities, which strongly attract malevolent persons and influences.



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