Metro Atlanta Chick-fil-A employee finds $900, returns it to ‘grateful’ diner

Chick-fil-A employee and high school senior Chase Withers was recognized for his honesty after returning an envelope of $900 cash he found in the restaurant's dining room.
Chick-fil-A employee and high school senior Chase Withers was recognized for his honesty after returning an envelope of $900 cash he found in the restaurant's dining room.

Credit: Lake Dow Chick-fil-A / Facebook

Credit: Lake Dow Chick-fil-A / Facebook

It was the pleasure of one metro Atlanta Chick-fil-A employee to make sure a misplaced envelope stuffed with $900 cash made it back to its rightful owner.

Chase Withers, a senior at Union Grove High School in McDonough, was spending his Valentine’s Day cleaning up the dining room of the Lake Dow Chick-fil-A location on Ga. 81 when he found the envelope. He immediately turned it over to his manager, and they got to work finding the owner, the business said on Facebook.

We are so proud to share this story: Chase was working hard tonight in our dining room and found an envelope with $900...

Posted by Chick-fil-A Lake Dow on Friday, February 14, 2020

They found the woman’s Chick-fil-A receipt inside the envelope and discovered she used her restaurant app to purchase her meal. That allowed management to retrieve her contact information and alert her to the mishap.

Her daughter commented on the Facebook post and said the woman is a single mother and needed the money to pay her bills.

“The guest was truly grateful for Chase and his honesty,” the business said in the post. “Thank you, Chase, for being a prime example of our store’s mission, ‘Caring people, caring for people.’ We are proud you are a part of our team at Chick-fil-A Lake Dow.”

Withers was also recognized by Union Grove High School on Facebook, crediting him for his example of "the Wolverine Way."

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