Fast food chain to honor Alabama boy on ‘National Fried Chicken Day’

Mobile County

A fast food chain is marking “National Fried Chicken Day” by honoring a 4-year-old Alabama boy and donating food to the less fortunate in Prichard, Birmingham, Los Angeles and Atlanta.

Austin Perine, of Birmingham, gained national attention in May 2018 when he was featured in a story on CBS News feeding the homeless. Dressed in a superhero cape, Perine spent his allowance money on chicken sandwiches and passed them out to strangers, telling each one “don’t forget to show love.”

Church’s Chicken announced on Friday the restaurant will donate $1 for anyone who posts an image of their chicken on their social media pages or stories and tags the company(@churchs) with the following hashtags: #ShowLove #Churchschicken #NationalFriedChickenDay. The money, up to $10,000, will go to a foundation led by Perine.

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