Man pays $1,000 to feed those in drive-thru at Abilene Chick-Fil-A

Chick-fil-A customer pays it forward with $1,000 drive-thru gift

ABILENE, Texas - The Monday evening rush was hectic at the south side Chick-Fil-A, but then something happened – a man donated $1,000 and told employees he wanted to pay for everyone in the drive-thru line behind him.

During that hour employees saw most customers smile, some cry and all of them in shock.

Chick-Fil-A team member Duste Wolf worked Monday night and saw everything.

"One lady actually cried because she had a really tough day," Wolf said. "She had a lot of bad stuff happen to her."

The woman's tears were of joy -- the free meal was a gift to everyone.

When employees asked the man about himself all he said was his name – John. According to employees John said he donated the money in order to make everyone's Monday better.

According to Brian LaCroix, the franchise owner, making Monday a good day is exactly what he did.

"He paid for 88 cars in a little over an hour," LaCroix said. "He pretty much bought everyone's meal in the drive-thru for a little over an hour."

The man handed over 10 $100 bills to pay for the meals at about 7 pm Monday night.

Chick-Fil-A employees have seen customers purchase meals for others but never with this much money. The mysterious man made a lot of people happy.

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