Every morning Hudson Collins would trek to the Whataburger in Tyler, Texas, for breakfast. Oftentimes, he would make two visits to the eatery, once for breakfast and again for dinner. Collins did this for 15 years.
In October, 2015, Collins celebrated his 94th birthday and the Whataburger staff celebrated with him, decorating a table, providing balloons and Whataburger merchandise as a gift.
Then, a month later on Veterans Day, Collins, who served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, was told that his meals would forevermore be on the house.
Unfortunately, Collins didn’t live long enough to take full advantage of his new privileges and passed away on Jan. 22, 2016.
In Collins’ honor, his family went to Whataburger after his funeral service. As the family pulled into the dining establishment’s parking lot, they noticed something that warmed their hearts, the fast-food chain’s marquee featured Collins’ name.
“RIP Mr. Hudson,” the sign read in bold, black letters.
Chris Collins, Hudson’s grandson, wrote on his Facebook page that the family appreciated the kind deed.
“A small gesture that means so much to us! Thank you so much to the staff and everyone else involved”.
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