It only took a few inches of snow to leave thousands of drivers stranded across the South, as inaccurate weather predictions and lack of planning led to havoc on Alabama and Georgia roadways.
Thankfully, there were businesses willing to extend some Southern hospitality to the marooned drivers.
Home Depot quickly turned a number of its stores into shelters on Tuesday night. The Atlanta-based company kept 26 stores open all night long across Alabama and Georgia.
The employees from Chick-Fil-A outside of Birmingham, Ala. handed out hundreds of chicken sandwiches for free along the highway.
“We cooked several hundred sandwiches and stood out on both sides of 280 and handed out the sandwiches to anyone we could get to,” said store manager, Mark Meadows (pictured).
And they refused to take a penny from the drivers who had been stuck in their cars for as long as seven hours.
(READ the story from Reuters)