Chick-fil-a-homeless-man-Andrea-StokerIt’s been so cold in Birmingham, Alabama, that they’ve had stuff shivering they didn’t know could shake. It was especially bitter on the afternoon of Jan. 7, and a good many folks had taken a respite from the cold by grabbing lunch at the Chick-fil-A on Highway 280 in Inverness. One of the diners who came in that day was a bit unkempt. He was wearing jeans and a hoodie—hardly the kind of clothing for a day like that. Most folks just figured he was a homeless fellow. The man first made eye contact with Mark Meadows, the owner of the Chick-fil-A. “I was about to leave when this gentleman walked in the door,” Mark told me. “I could tell he needed some help. We have people come in from time to time—so you kind of know.”  And sure enough, Mark’s instinct was correct. “He asked if there was some work he could do so that he could get something to eat,” he said. More