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Oklahoma Chick-fil-A Employees Sign ‘Happy Birthday’ to Co-Worker Who Has Impaired Hearing

The team wanted to celebrate one of their co-workers in a special way

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Chick-fil-A has more than 2,100 locations across the U.S.

Chick-fil-A employees at the Cache Road location in Lawton, Oklahoma, learned sign language to help celebrate the birthday of their co-worker James, who is hearing impaired, on Thursday.

A video of the heartfelt celebration was posted on the Chick-fil-A location’s Facebook page, showing the team singing and signing to their colleague.

“We had the best time learning to sign the ‘Happy Birthday’ song for our fellow team member who suffers from hearing loss,” the restaurant wrote in a post of Facebook. “We love you, James, and we are so thankful that you are a part of our team! We look forward to celebrating many more birthdays with you!”

Jonathan Pickett, owner and operator of the Chick-fil-A location, told Good Morning America that it was inspiring to see the team come together for the surprise.

“As you can imagine, it meant a lot to him,” Pickett said. “This type of selflessness is in Chick-fil-A’s DNA. Yesterday we celebrated James. Tomorrow it will be someone else.”


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