It’s a rare occasion that Chick-fil-A is opens up on a Sunday, which is surely disappointing to anyone who wants delicious chicken on the last day of the week. Founder S. Truett Cathy put the policy in place in 1946 because he “saw the importance of closing on Sundays so that he and his employees could set aside one day to rest and worship if they choose — a practice we uphold today,” according to the website. However, through the years there have been a few occasions where the restaurant has made an exception to the policy.
Danny Agee, a 10-year-old boy from Temple, Texas, was slated to have surgery on his brain on Monday. The night before proved to his family that “miracles happen.”
Joey Agee, Danny’s father, shared a Facebook update on Easter Sunday, saying that the family couldn’t “even begin to count the blessing God has bestowed upon us.”
The night before the surgery, the medical staff took off Danny’s breathing tube, which permitted his family to speak to him. While Danny did not care for all of the details, he was looking forward to having his headaches removed.
The dad also shared that Danny was finally able to drink liquids, noting that he was so thirsty — and hungry. When doctors asked Danny what he wanted to eat, he responded by saying that 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 unanswered. Pediatric ICU Nurse Jenny Pearce “sprung into action,” said Joey.
“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 chicken nuggets were sent over by the manager of the restaurant and the “eat mor chikin” cow mascot. The video of the footage was captured and shared on Facebook.
Chik-fil-A said the following about the story: “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.”
According to doctors, Danny had craniopharyngioma, which is a very rare but noncancerous brain tumor. Doctors are saying he’s looking good after the surgery.
On Tuesday, Danny’s dad posted an update. “It is a GREAT FEELING when you get to hug the doctor that saved your [son’s] life,” he wrote.