Chick-fil-A devotees haven't been able to enjoy one of their famous chicken sandwiches without feeling guilt for the past several months.

The reason? Chick-fil-A was at the center of an ongoing controversy in which their COO made several very public statements announcing that he was against same sex marriage. 

At the time, Mayor de Blasio even encouraged New Yorkers to boycott the fast-food chain, which had only begun to establish its roots in New York City.

In light of the recent mass-shooting in Orlando, many public figures and franchises have publicly shown their support for the victims and families of those affected by this horrendous tragedy.

Along with being known for its controversial opinions, Chick-fil-A is known for closing down all of its restaurants on Sunday, a practice it's been observing since 1946.

This past Sunday, several Chick-fil-A employees showed up at the restaurants normal operating hours and served complimentary meals to those who had volunteered to donate their blood to Orlando hospitals, in the hopes of assisting massive influx of injured individuals from the shooting.

These employees also donated meals to the first responders on the scene of the attack.


While Chick-Fil-A did not address the LGBT community directly, they did write, “We love our city and love the people in our community. ‪#‎prayfororlando‬” on this particular Chick-fil-A location's Facebook page.

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[via Time] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]