Chick-fil-A gets a lot of hate from liberals who criticize the restaurant chain for being open with their conservative, Christian values. However, the chain has shown repeatedly that they have a bigger heart than any other restaurant business in the country.
Victor Long, a lawyer in Decatur, Georgia, decided to have lunch at his local Chick-fil-A restaurant before going to the bank to deposit the $1,200 in cash he was carrying in his pocket. While there, surveillance footage shows him take a phone call, which distracted him enough not to notice that the cash had fallen out of his pocket.
Long eventually left the restaurant empty handed, leaving the hefty sum of cash behind. 15 minutes later, Chick-fil-A employee Jacob King saw the money on the floor and picked it up. While it looks as if the young man is about to take the money and run, he decided to do something quite different.
“I picked it up, and I was a little worried that somebody was missing that much money,” King said, so he put the cash in a safe in case someone came back for it.
Meanwhile, Long was at the bank realizing that his money was gone. Thinking that there was no way he would ever get it back in this day and age, the Sunday school teacher asked God to make the money good for someone else.
“I didn’t even think about backtracking, because I figured anybody who found the money, the way people need things now, it probably never was going to come back,” Long told reporters. “I hoped that whoever got the money would need it. And I was satisfied with that. And I thought that if someone who found it needed it, it would be a blessing to me.”
King, however, wanted to make sure that whoever lost the cash got it back, so he sent the surveillance footage to a local news station. Luckily, Long was watching that night.
“That shows the goodness in him as well as the goodness in this establishment, that they have here good people,” Long commented. “Good, honest people who are willing to work and to serve. And I can’t imagine what Chick-fil-A had to go through to find me, and they made a tremendous effort to find me and to make sure I got the money back.”