Making A Difference: Father Jim Buys Customers’ Lunch In Honor Of MLK

Posted at 4:19 PM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 16:19:48-04

LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) People eating at the Blue Door Barbeque in Lexington Wednesday had no idea that lunch was on Father Jim Sichko. 

"Today is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King. Who preached such a great message of kindness, equality of love, diversity," said Father Jim Sichko.

King had a type of kindness so great that Father Jim said he wanted to pass it on. People just coming in for some quick barbeque on their lunch break were surprised that Father Jim paid up to $1,000 of customers’ lunches. 

“Martin Luther King, the ripple effect of his life, here we are in little old Lexington, Kentucky. Getting a free lunch because of him. But what he’s done for America and society as a whole is pretty awesome," said customer Travis Stephens.

”Kindness begets kindness. And so, these people are always going to remember that small random act of kindness. And in turn, you hope, that they, in turn, today will go and share it with others. That’s what it’s about," said Father Jim.