Ever since Bryan Smith met Shakeel Williams at Chick-Fil-A, he couldn’t help but feel inspired by the youth’s kindness and disposition.
So as a gift to his beloved restaurant server, Bryan built a house for the young man and his family.
Times had been tough for the Williams family since “Shack” – as he is called – has struggled with sickle cell anemia. Hospital bills were so expensive, the family was forced to live in a small trailer in McClellanville, South Carolina.
When Bryan first befriended the youth after ordering a chicken sandwich, the two became closer and closer. Bryan, who is the president of a title agency, started helping to pay for Shakeel’s medical bills.
Then, while he was giving Shakeel a ride home from work one day, he decided he was going to do something even bigger: he was going to build the Williams family a house of their own.
The results were magical. “It’s like a blessing,” Shekeel told WCBD.