It's a rare occurrence that Chick-fil-A is open on a Sunday, a disappointing fact to anyone craving chicken nuggets on the last day of the weekend. Founder S. Truett Cathy put the practice 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,” as per their website. However, throughout the years there have been a handful of exceptions to the rule, and in this latest case, it occurred on Easter Sunday.
Danny Agee, a 10-year-old boy from Temple, Texas, was scheduled for surgery for a brain tumor on Monday. The night before served as a reminder to his family that "miracles happen."
Joey Agee, Danny's father, posted a Facebook update on Easter Sunday, sharing that the family couldn't "even begin to count the blessing God has bestowed upon us."
The night before surgery, the medical staff removed Danny's breathing tube, which allowed his family the much-missed opportunity to speak with him. While Danny didn't want all the details, he was happy the doctors were going to fix his headaches.
A prayer vigil was then held for Danny, which included his family, doctors, and other hospital staff, in the chapel inside the hospital. There were "more people than I could count," Joey wrote.
The dad also wrote that his son was finally able to drink, noting that he was so thirsty — and hungry. When Danny's parents asked the doctors what he could eat, they responded, "Whatever he wants." Naturally, Danny 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 wrote.
However, Danny's request was not about to go unanswered. Pediatric ICU Nurse Jenny Pearce "sprung into action," according to 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 wrote.
The chicken nuggets were hand-delivered by the manager of the Chick-fil-A and Doodle, the "eat mor chikin" cow mascot. The footage of the delivery was captured on video and shared on Facebook, including Danny's priceless reaction.
Chik-fil-A shared the following update, "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 Danny's mother, Mandy Perry Agee, Danny had craniopharyngioma, which is a rare and noncancerous brain tumor. Following his surgery on Monday, his neurologist says he is looking good.
On Tuesday, Danny's dad shared an update. "It is a GREAT FEELING when you get to hug the doctor that saved your [son's] life," he wrote.
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