When a young man in South Carolina saw a police officer waiting in line at Chik-fil-A, he knew what he had to do.
Drew Ivey, a police officer in Summerville, South Carolina, shared a post on Facebook describing what happened to him when he went to Chik-fil-A for lunch while in uniform, reported WSOC.
"Let me say that I have seen all the posts about police officers being told they can't eat somewhere or to be careful of someone tampering with their food," Ivey wrote. "This is not one of those posts."
Along with the post was a photo of the young man in line at Chik-fil-A. Ivey was shocked when he said he wanted to buy his meal. The young man was an off-duty Chik-fil-A employee.
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He wrote the following entry on his Facebook wall:
I would like y'all to know that this young man at the Chik-fil-A on Main Street in Summerville, SC saw me walk in in uniform after working some off-duty. As I was about to order he came up and stood in front of me. This young man stuck his hand out and said my name is Jonathan and I am buying your lunch. After several rounds of "you don't have to do that" he insisted and told me that he would not accept no as an answer. Jonathan, who I found out is also an employee at this Chick Fil A, was there on his day off. After getting my food I asked to speak with a manager who told me that that his actions off the clock mirror his work ethic. Thank you Jonathan for lunch and for showing me that we have a lot of hope for our youth and our future with people like you in the world.
Ivey says he wanted to share his story in order to remind people that in times when tensions are high between police officers and citizens, there are still plenty of people out there who support law enforcement and that not all stories involving police officers have to be negative.