Chick-fil-A melted hearts when they made an exception to deliver chicken nuggets on a Sunday to a young boy with a brain tumor.
From the first time Chick-fil-A was opened in 1946, founder S. Truett Cathy put up a policy that required they be closed on Sunday to allow him and his employees a day of rest and worship for all who wanted. To date, that policy still holds. However there have been a few times through the years that the hotel chain has made a couple of exceptions to the policy.
Danny Agee, a 10-year-old boy from Texas, was scheduled to have brain surgery on a Monday. On the eve of the surgery, the medical staff took off Danny’s breathing tube, which permitted his family to talk to him. Danny was simply looking forward to having his headaches removed.
Joey Agee, Danny’s father, said that Danny was finally able to drink liquids, as he pointed out that he was so thirsty and hungry.
When doctors asked the young boy what he wanted to eat, he said he wanted Chick-Fil-A. “We had to remind Danny that it was Sunday so he wasn’t going to be able to have that,” Joey shared.
However, Danny’s request was not going to go ignored. Pediatric ICU Nurse Jenny Pearce went out of her way to make it happen.
“Now I don’t fully know what connection she has because I was out of the room but God is so good to us that somehow through Jenny and the amazing leadership at North 31st St Chick-fil-A, my son Danny got Nuggets delivered not only on a Sunday, but on Easter Sunday,” Joey said.
The Chick-fil-A manager had the chicken nuggets delivered to Danny alongside the ‘eat mor chikin’ cow mascot. A video of the sweet moment was captured and shared on Facebook. On the Chick-fil-A’s Facebook page, they wrote:
“We don’t normally post on Sundays, or make nuggets on Sundays but for our precious friend Danny we made an exception. Thank you for being our biggest fan and for craving some chicken nuggets! We are praying for you and your quick recovery — we will see you back in at Chick-fil-A soon.”
Doctors reported that Danny had craniopharyngioma, a very rare but noncancerous brain tumor and he is making a quick recovery after the surgery.