S. Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-A, passed away early this morning. From humble beginnings, he created a legacy that touched millions of lives, including mine.
He once said, “Nearly every moment of every day we have the opportunity to give something to someone else – our time, our love, our resources. I have always found more joy in giving when I did not expect anything in return.”
Much ink will be spilled the next few days on Mr. Cathy, some of it not so nice. To me, he will always be remembered for his kindness and wisdom, his integrity and his silent but powerful witness. The yummy chicken is just a bonus.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cathy family and the extended family of Chick-fil-A.