An 11-year-old boy used his birthday money to buy Chick-fil-A for the homeless — and now the chain is putting him in a commercial

January 20, 2021
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While many 11-year-olds ask for birthday presents, one boy decided to donate his gift of $150. Rather than donating the money outright, he used it to buy Chick-fil-A for his local homeless community.

“During the pandemic, a lot of people lost their jobs so they don’t have a lot of food and toys for their kid,” Brycen Gault told WJBF.

Gault’s mother, Lakeya Collins, told the news network that she and her son bought 20 meals from the chain that wants us all to “eat more chikin” and dropped them off for members of the homeless community.

The chain caught wind of Gault’s generosity and reached out.

“[Chick-fil-A] told him, ‘We know you didn’t do this to get acknowledged,'” Collins told WJBF. “‘We see that in you.'”

The chain offered the youngster a commercial spot which will reportedly air in January. WJBF reported that Gault, a Georgia native, was invited to the chain’s Atlanta headquarters to film.

Others have also responded to the story with positive notes of encouragement and birthday wishes for Gault.

One Twitter user even offered to buy him lunch.

“As we were pulling away from feeding the homeless for his birthday, he said, ‘Mom do you feel that?'” Collins explained. “I said ‘feel what?’ he said, ‘Those chills from God.’ Honestly, I felt those chills from God.”

Chick-fil-A did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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