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Chick-fil-A Employees Help Out Teacher Who Left Purse

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Workers at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Texas decided to help a woman out after she left her purse behind.

Lindsey Jones, a teacher, was driving to New Mexico and stopped off at Chick-fil-A in Lubbock, Texas, for something to eat on Jan. 5, according to KLBK.

She then carried on her journey, until she realized something was missing.

"I was working drive-thru and heard the phone ring, and [Jones] was kind of frantic saying she was like three hours away and she left her purse here," Chick-fil-A employee Darcy Cuellar told KLBK.

The restaurant employees found the purse, and offered to hold it for Jones. But Jones was worried she would not have her belongings, including her badge and keys, for returning to work on Jan. 8 after the winter break.

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"She mentioned that she was an educator," added Cuellar, according to KRQE. "I was like, 'OK, no problem, we will get that taken care of for you.' So I ran back to Kasey [Kovar] and was like, 'Hey she needs it by Monday.'"

Kovar, Cuellar's colleague, suggested they pay to ship the purse overnight.

"He [Kovar] said we should probably put some menus and coupons in there, and I said, 'Yeah, yeah, that would be cool,'" added Cuellar.

The Chick-fil-A workers even included some goodies in the package.

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"This situation completely restored my faith in humanity!" Jones wrote in a Facebook post that received thousands of likes. "Not only was my purse found by good, honest people, but they also went above and beyond to help fix a problem that was 1000% my fault to begin with!"

Both employees said they were grateful for the enthusiastic community response to their act of kindness, but insisted it is "just what they do."

"Just by sharing a smile," added Kovar. "That's where it starts. If you can share a smile with someone, it can really uplift their day."

Good deeds by employees at Chick-fil-A restaurants have been reported elsewhere. In 2014, workers at different locations in Florida teamed up to reunite a daughter with her parents after she had run away.

The 16-year-old girl left a note behind, telling her parents she had met a 19-year-old man. The parents had one picture of her with the man, who was wearing a Chick-fil-A T-shirt.

A Chick-fil-A manager posted the picture on a company Facebook page, and a worker at another restaurant recognized the man. The employer picked up the daughter and personally drove her to Jacksonville, Florida, where she was reunited with her parents.

"Because of their involvement what could have taken days, weeks, or months, only took a matter of two or three hours once they got involved," said Steve Harp, the teenage girl's father, according to the New York Daily News.

Sources: KLBK, KRQE, New York Daily News / Featured Image: J. Reed/Flickr via Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: AMAPO/Wikimedia Commons, J. Reed/Flickr via Wikimedia Commons

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