When one Florida man turned 100, staffers at his favourite native Chick-fil-A took it upon themselves to go all-out for a shock birthday celebration.
On September 21, Stephen Bellissimo visited the chicken-centric chain in Oldsmar, as is his weekly ritual, and was shocked to seek out the restaurant filled with household, pals and decorations on his milestone birthday.
“Oh I feel this only one nice shock for me. I didn’t anticipate something like this,” the centenarian informed Fox 13 of the festivities in his honor.
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In response to the outlet, Bellissimo has been frequenting this identical Chick-fil-A, which is roughly 6 miles exterior Tampa, on a close to every day foundation, for the final 20 years. Identified for “consuming on the identical sales space just about daily, ordering nearly the identical factor, and staying for a number of hours,” Bellissimo is a beloved common, affectionately referred to as “Mr. Steve.”
Struggling a fall final 12 months, he has since moved in together with his son and visits the Oldsmar location as soon as weekly, Fox 13 studies.
As his 100th birthday drew close to, Chick-fil-A was the pure place to rejoice.
“He makes everybody right here really feel liked and welcomed,” Brittani Craft, advertising director for Chick-fil-A, stated in footage obtained by Fox 13.
On the occasion, Bellissimo was awarded an enviable present: free Chick-fil-A for all times.
“That’s the greatest present I might ever obtain! Thanks very a lot!” the birthday boy stated with amusing when he heard the information.
“Can I get my identical sales space? I can’t consider it,” he mused with a giant smile. “As an alternative of coming as soon as every week now I’m coming daily!”
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Footage of Bellissimo’s candy birthday celebrations has since gone viral on Fb with over 243,000 views, and pulled the heartstrings of many.