Note: we are republishing this story which originally made the news in August 2016.
In Gallipolis, Ohio, a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant has taken an extraordinary step that’s warmed the hearts of many and sparked a viral sensation. As customers walked through its doors, they encountered a new sign, and its simple message quickly became a social media sensation.
Strategically placed on the restaurant’s entrance, the sign bears a message that reads: “All Uniformed Police Officers Eat Free Everyday All Day.” It’s a small but powerful gesture that has resonated deeply within the local area.
The impact of this sign has been nothing short of remarkable. In an age where information spreads rapidly through social media, this message touched the hearts of patrons, inspiring them to share it far and wide. On Facebook alone, it garnered over 4,000 shares and 9,000 likes, thanks to its posting on Ohio Going Blue’s page.
The administrator of Ohio Going Blue’s page weighed in on the significance of this simple but powerful act of recognition. They wrote in a comment, “This is a positive post, but some of you can’t see the bigger picture. As an officer, I do not go into any establishment expecting/wanting ANYTHING to be free or let alone even a discount, whether I’m in uniform or not, and I can confirm that many other officers share this sentiment. We aren’t inclined towards receiving ‘special treatment.’ The reality is that KFC is showing appreciation for law enforcement, which is why this message was shared.”