A Mobile, Alabama, restaurant went above and beyond for one young boy's birthday.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
January 15, 2019

Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays (here's why), but they'll occasionally open their doors when a situation calls for it, such as when a North Carolina outpost opened its kitchen on a Sunday to help Hurricane Florence victims.

Now, News 5 in Mobile has shared another recent instance of the Chick opening on a Sunday. This time, it was for a birthday party for Elijah Sprague, a 14-year-old with autism who is a big fan of the Southern eatery (especially the grilled chicken with all the sauces!).

The rare Sunday opening and festivities came thanks to the Chick-fil-A's manager Walt Gilstrap, who is also Elijah's uncle, and owner Mr. Glen. During the party, Elijah got to tick off his dream of working at the drive-thru as around 40 cars — with his friends in each vehicle — came up to the window. As they approached, Elijah handed his guests cookies.

Later in the day, everybody gathered inside the restaurant to enjoy the party and cookie cake. Sounds like an excellent way to ring in 14. Watch the full news clip from News 5 below.

Happy birthday, Elijah! Maybe for the big 1-5 a trip to Chick-fil-A's amazing test kitchen in Atlanta will be in the works to toast your special day.

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