A manager at a Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Tennessee reportedly prayed with a homeless man visiting the establishment and offered him a hot meal.
Joey Mustain, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, said he was visiting the Chick-Fil-A with his young daughter, Stella, on Jan. 25 when the two witnessed the "beautiful" scene, according to Fox 5 Atlanta.
Mustain wrote in a Facebook post about the incident that he and Stella had just finished eating their meal and settled into a booth for dessert when the homeless man walked in and asked restaurant managers if they could spare some extra food.
According to Mustain's post, the man was unshaven with "matted hair," and his "well-traveled" shoes were caked in mud. As he waited for managers to respond, the man smiled and talked with restaurant patrons, who were polite but kept their distance.
A manager then approached the man and offered to give him a warm meal, but with one requirement.
The manager wanted the man to pray with him.
After the man agreed, the manager laid his hand on him and the two prayed together in the middle of the busy restaurant.
Mustain said his daughter asked him what was going on, and when he told her, she also bowed her head in prayer.
He wrote in the Facebook post that the manager's act of kindness touched his heart.
"The homeless man wasn't some untouchable stain on business," he wrote. "He was the reason that store opened its doors this morning (or any morning).
" ... I realized then and there that Chick-fil-A doesn't simply do business for profits, they truly use business to minister. In a time when companies are trying to win in the market by neutralizing any possibility of offense, CFA is thriving because they unwaveringly cling to their principles and purpose."
The post has received over 500 likes and 27,000 shares in a day.
Facebook users writing in the comments section called the story a "tear-jerker" and thanked Mustain for sharing it.
"I love teaching my daughter life lessons, and I also love being there to watch other Christians teach her life lessons," Mustain wrote. "Thank you, Chick-Fil-A, for taking care of the latter today."