The owners of a grocery store in Kansas were shocked to see what happened to their store after they put up a sign declaring their support of veterans and first responders.
According to Mad World News, Ohio Going Blue shared a photo to their Facebook timeline of a sign in the parking lot of a Manhattan, Kansas, Hy-Vee grocery store. The sign is for “Super Hero Parking Only,” which the store lists as “Veterans, Active Duty, EMT’s, Police Force, Fire Fighters.”
The store reserves parking spaces for the brave men and women who have chosen to serve their country.
After being shared on Facebook, the photo of the sign quickly began to spread on social media, leading to an increase in business for the grocery store, as people wanted to support a business run by people who are so supportive of those who serve our country.
The Hy-Vee isn’t the only store with Super Hero parking signs either. Followers on Facebook claim to have seen the same signs at grocery stores in their cities in other states as well.
One viewer commented with a photo of her husband in front of the same sign in Fairfield, Iowa.
“Here in Fairfield, Iowa too! My husband and I were so happy when we saw this!” One woman commented. “Him being a police officer for a decade and it might seem silly but it’s a small step in the right direction. It’s like someone is finally saying thank you to all the men and women who protect us and have protected us every day!”
According to WOFL, similar signs have been put up around Brevard County, Florida. The City of Cocoa, Florida, reportedly posted Super Hero parking signs outside of City Hall and the assistant city manager, Matt Fuhrer, says there are plans to add more at a municipal parking lot downtown.
“Certainly the signs generated a buzz immediately,” Fuhrer told WOFL. “We’ve received no complaints as far as parking space being limited.”
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey loved the idea of Super Hero parking, and decided that he wanted to recognize veterans in parking lots for every precinct, as well as the jail and th courthouse.
“We absolutely love our veterans and our public safety officers wanted to make sure we recognized them,” Ivey said.
He added, “You know hopefully other cities and governments across the state and the country will pick up on the idea as well.”
Sources: Mad World News, WOFL / Photo Credit: Mike Kalasnik/Flickr, Facebook via Mad World News