For the past year, 92-year-old Ernie has followed the same routine six days a week. Rain or shine, he gets into his car around lunchtime to make a three-mile drive from his home in Avon, Indiana, to his local Chick-fil-A restaurant, where he orders the same meal: 6-count Chick-fil-A Nuggets, Waffles Fries and a root beer.
It started with a text message. Brennan Scoggins, a 25-year-old petty officer third class boatswain’s mate for the Navy, was returning home to Jacksonville, Fla., after spending seven months deployed at sea in Scandinavia. Scoggins was close to his 321 fellow sailors and, having survived on mess deck food for so long, he wanted to give them a gift upon their arrival.