The Heartwarming Reason Chick-Fil-A Is Featuring This Boy In A Commercial

Most of us are familiar with the story in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, about a green hermit who hated Christmas and good cheer because his heart was two sizes too small. (Of course, the Grinch's heart defect spontaneously corrected itself after he learned the true meaning of Christmas.)

Well, Grinch, meet your opposite. An 11-year-old boy from Evans, Georgia, outside Augusta, didn't want to spend the $150 he got for his birthday on himself. No, Brycen Gault was so big-hearted that he asked his mom to help him buy Chick-fil-A for homeless people in Augusta (via WJBF). The money was enough for 20 meals at the fast-food chain, and Brycen spent his November birthday delivering those meals to people he wanted to help.

The experience left the boy with a good feeling. His mom Lakeya Collins told their story to WJBF: "As we were pulling away from feeding the homeless for his birthday, he said, 'Mom do you feel that?' I said, 'Feel what?' He said, 'Those chills from God.' Honestly, I felt those chills from God."

Executives at Chick-fil-A, down the road a ways in Atlanta, also were moved by Brycen's generosity. They invited him to their headquarters to star in a new commercial. We don't think Brycen will have to share the spotlight with the Chick-fil-A cows.

The Georgia boy also organized a toy drive before Christmas

Brycen's Chick-fil-A commercial will begin airing next month, according to WJBF. The fast-food company was no doubt inspired by Brycen's generosity and his Christian spirit. Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press in an interview that the restaurant chain operates on biblical principles. Chick-fil-A also makes a point of being generous, having given millions of dollars in college scholarships to its employees over the years.

Meanwhile, Brycen isn't resting on his birthday accomplishment or basking in all the good publicity he's been getting. As his mom told WJBF, the people at Chick-fil-A could tell that Brycen didn't do his good deed for the attention. "They told him, 'We know you didn't do this to get acknowledged. We see that in you,'" she said.

Instead, Brycen fed homeless people in his area again, during the week before Christmas, and also held a toy drive for low-income families. "Sometimes when we do things from our heart, God has a greater plan. I think his plan was for Brycen to inspire others and, most importantly, inspire me," his mom said.