WATCH: Chick-fil-A Restaurant Pauses Service To Pray For Coworker’s Cancer Surgery
A Chick-fil-A briefly stopped service while the entire restaurant held a short prayer for a colleague undergoing cancer surgery while a diner recorded the event on camera.
The manager of a Chick-fil-A restaurant stopped serving and asked for all employees and diners to stop and say a short prayer for a coworker, identified as Miss Trish, who was undergoing a cancer surgery that day.
Video revealed the restaurant’s entire staff and several diners respectfully bow their heads during the short prayer.
“We’d like to say a short prayer for her, if you’d like to join us. It’s Miss Trish, so if you all know her from our dining room, today’s a rough day for us so we’re hoping that things go well,” said the manager, “This will just take a second, I’m going to try to do this as fast as I can, so if you’ll just bow your heads. And I’m not great at this but I’m going to do my best.”
In his prayer, the manager prayed for Miss Trish’s speedy recovery, and for the team of surgeons and nurses, while noting that Trish is a pillar of the community for the restaurant.
Chick-fil-A and its owners have taken extreme criticism for their ardently Christian views, from donating to pro-life organizations to closing on Sunday to encourage employees and diners to attend church.
It only broke this policy once, during the aftermath of Hurricane Florence last year, when it opened locations in North Carolina on a Sunday to serve those impacted by the natural disaster.