Two brothers from North Carolina started a pay-it-forward campaign when two military men in uniform walked into a Chick-Fil-A.
Stephen and Jonathan Full took their kids to a local Chick-Fil-A when Jonathan decided to pay for two military personnel who were in line. According to Stephen’s Facebook post, the act of kindness was in honor of their brother who committed suicide a week ago, suffering from PTSD after being on tour in the Middle East,
“As he paid for their meals, in remembrance of our late brother Joshua who suffered mentally from severe PTSD, he asked them to reach out to anyone they knew with PTSD and try their best to get them the help they needed.”
In an interview with ABC 11 Jonathan said, “It’s always been on my mind to pay for some military members’ meals when I get the chance. It just hit me real good in my heart to do it then. And it just happened.”
Thinking he was just paying for two military member, Jonathan was surprised when he turned around and nine more showed up. That didn’t change his mind. Jonathan was determined to pay for every single one of them.
“What felt moving through my heart is I didn’t care if 200 more showed. I was still going to buy the meal,” he said.
The Full brothers hope that others follow their lead by expressing gratitude to men and women in service, “the real hometown heroes are the ones whose meals were paid for,” Stephen said.
“A little random act of kindness never hurt nobody,” Jonathan said.
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