A Tennessee McDonald's is getting nationwide attention after a woman recently drove by the fast-food joint and was shocked to see a large nativity scene painted on its windows.
It was an image that was so surprising that she said she did a "double-take" before posting a photo to Facebook.
"Drove by and did a double-take. Growing up in the mitten, you would NEVER see this," a woman named Amy Basel wrote on her Facebook page. "Tennessee McDonald's...you made my day."
The nativity image, which features Mary, Joseph, Jesus and animals, also comes along with two tag lines: "His name is Jesus" and "Rejoice."
Drove by and did a double-take. Growing up in the mitten, you would NEVER see this. Tennessee McDonald's...you made my day. "His name is Jesus".Posted by Amy Basel on Monday, December 14, 2015
More than 94,000 people have liked the photo since Basel posted it on Dec. 14, with more than 67,000 sharing it on the social media platform.
Gina and Tony Wolfe, owners of the McDonald's location in Spring Hill, Tennessee, told WZNT-TV that — while the nativity image is just now going viral — her family has had a long tradition of painting it on the windows of the five McDonald's restaurants that they own.
"It's a family business which has been owned and operated by my family for 40 years. My dad started this 40 years ago when he had a local art student paint it on his store," Gina Wolfe told the outlet. "My husband and I have been owners for 28 years and we've done this or something similar during Christmas each year."
She continued, "I guess with social media, it's taken off."
With stories often focusing on the so-called War on Christmas this season, many are seeing this as a welcome change of pace.
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