An interaction between a homeless man and a waitress at a Rooster's restaurant went viral after a little boy intervened and did something amazing.
The incident was documented in a photo that quickly spread after Love What Matters shared it on their Facebook page.
“This homeless man just walked into Roosters, sat down and ordered a Coke. The waitress asked if he wanted anything to eat, and he said 'sorry I have money for only a coke and a dollar tip for you.' Before the waitress could jump in and offer him food on her, a little boy from a nearby table came and sat down,” the post accompanying the photo read.
“He talked to the old guy, asked him how he was. Then grabbed the menu and said 'I have money. So pick something to eat and I will buy it for you.' The man refused cause he didn't want to seem helpless. That's when the server jumped in and also said 'sir I will buy you anything you want as well.'
They both pleaded to the man for 5 minutes before he agreed to get a small order of wings. The point? America that we know and love isn't dead. There is still positiveness and kindness in this world.”
The post quickly went viral, with many praising the boy for his actions. Two comments found on Love What Matters' Facebook page are:
This is a beautiful story and needs to be in the headlines instead of what we have now...but the media makes more money selling the bad instead of the good...The world is full of kindness if you just look around a little bit I just wish it would get reported more.
I agree that there are still some good people and Samaritans in this demonic world showing compassion and kindness. For the man to be thinking about leaving the waitress a tip goes to show he's a good person too who probably fell on some hard times. Kudos to the waitress and the kid!
In a similar incident, a manager at a Chick-fil-A in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, garnered praise for buying a homeless man a meal and praying with him at his restaurant.
"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,” resident Joey Mustain, who witnessed the incident, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.