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Mark Thompson Gives Shoes Off Feet to Old Man at Chick-fil-A

Image: Mark Thompson Gives Shoes Off Feet to Old Man at Chick-fil-A
Picture taken by nearby girl and posted by her dad shows Mark Thompson at Chick-fil-A after he gave his shoes to an old man. (Twitter image by Kyle Cassady @CassadyKyl)

By    |   Wednesday, 20 December 2017 09:54 AM

Mark Thompson gave the shoes he was wearing at a Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Kentucky to an old man there who appeared to need them more than he did. The gesture was noticed by a girl and the picture she took has become an internet Christmas season hit.

Thomas had taken his granddaughter to an orthodontist appointment last week and they stopped at the Chick-fil-A in Bowling Green, WBKO-TV reported. While there, he saw the man in tattered shoes.

"His shoes were being held together with duct tape," said 13-year-old Hallie Cassady, who was sitting nearby. "He was about to go back out the door, and the guy (Thompson) just looked at him in the eyes, and he took off his boots and handed them to him."

Hallie Cassady said the act of kindness touched her so much that she grabbed her father's phone to take a picture of the shoeless Thompson.

"I told dad, 'we gotta share this. This is an amazing story to let people know, and it's sorta going a little viral here in Bowling Green,'" Cassady later told WBKO.

Her father, Kyle Cassady had posted the photo on his Twitter account and it had been shared more than 300 times and liked more than 3,000 times.

"My granddaughter said, 'Pa, why did you do that?' And I said, 'because God spoke to me, and said to give him my shoes,'" Townsend later told WBKO-TV. "This is not about me. It's not about my granddaughter, which this started with. This is all about God, the voice of God."

Thompson told the television station that the lesson he hopes people get out of him surrendering his shoes is that it is better to give than receive and "reach out to people in need.”

Many responded positively to Thompson and his kindness.

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Mark Thompson gave the shoes he was wearing at a Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Kentucky to an old man there who appeared to need them more than he did. The gesture was noticed by a girl and the picture she took has become an internet Christmas season hit.
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