Landon and his mother Tara Routzong were in the drive-through and their attention to the license plate in front of them. While patiently waiting in the line at the ‘Chik-fil-A’ Tara and her son noticed something on the license plate directly which drove them to take action!
The license plate displayed the word ‘Florida’, leaving Tara and Landon feeling very downtrodden when they had the realization where the guy came from!
The sad news about the Hurricane Irma on television touched us all. The storm was so destructive storm as it passed through the Caribbean and landed on Florida, tearing up homes, lives and while communities too. So they decided immediately to do a good deed.
Tara said on Facebook:
“Went to Chick Fil A for lunch today because yum. Landon saw the car in front of us was from Florida (we have been talking about Irma today) and he declared we were paying for their meal and I agreed.”
Then she said:
“But how do you pay for the car in front of you?? You run toward their window with a debit card in hand and scare the mess out of them lol.”
The Florida man was deeply moved by this gesture, so unexpected and beautiful was this act of kindness! The Floridian guy in the ‘Chick-fil-A’ drive-thru was actually fleeing the path of this crazy and terrifying hurricane…
“Landon and I both had tears in our eyes from how appreciative he was.”
Tara said, in her Facebook post:
“The man has left his home in Miami and was passing through to go stay with family in Birmingham. I told him we hoped he returned to his house untouched and that we’d keep him in our thoughts.”
The awesome kindness of this mother and son really made a difference!
The tragic events of the hurricane have really brought out the best in most of us, as humans, looking after other humans. People from all over the world and many different states are joining together to donate their time, help, personal things, and belongings, and hard earned cash to help rebuild the lives of those suffering because of the hurricane.
“I often feel like I’m failing because I can’t do it all, all the time and then things like this happen and remind me that I don’t have to. My most important job is going just fine.”
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