Local Chick-fil-A opens Sunday for special needs boy

Mobile County
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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A boy with special needs fulfilled a dream thanks to the manager and owner at a local Chick-fil-A. 

Elijah Sprague, who has autism, celebrated his 14th birthday on Sunday with friends and family at his favorite Chick-fil-A on Airport Blvd. near University Blvd. Though Chick-fil-A is typically closed on Sunday’s, manager Walt Gilstrap, uncle to Elijah, and owner Mr. Glen opened the doors and drive-thru window so Elijah could fulfill his dream of working the drive-thru. 

Elijah’s friends drove through the drive-thru and received a cookie from Elijah. About 40 cars came through the drive-thru, according to Rene Sprague, Elijah’s mother. 

After, everyone celebrated with a party and a cookie cake. Rene says Elijah’s favorite item at Chick-fil-A is the grilled chicken and all the sauces. 

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