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.
- Two indicted for July murder of Abilene teen
- Former Abilene ISD teacher indicted for biting autistic student
- Man being pulled by huskies across U.S. stops in Abilene to raise awareness
- Salvation Army facing unexpected problem just before Thanksgiving
- School fair taking place in Abilene to answer questions about college
- $800 pair of Air Jordan's stolen during south Abilene burglary
- Brownwood murder suspect shared Facebook posts about victim in days after her death
- Sheriff: Brownwood man confesses in church to killing Chantay Blankinship
- Brown County Sheriff: Murder suspect wasn't ‘on radar' until composite sketch released
- Parents of Brownwood murder victim break down in tears when talking about arrest of alleged killer
- 3 arrested in drug bust near Bangs school
- Dealership donates $1,800 to Brown County Sheriff's Office for drone
- Hawley parent: Son did not make threats against school
- Police investigating early morning shooting in Sweetwater
- Underground silo shows Cold War history in the Big Country
- 106-year-old train depot in Snyder torn down
- Superintendent: Student detained after terroristic threat in Hawley ISD
- Wednesday rainfall totals: Big Country areas register up to 1.5 inches of rain