There’s no doubt about it that military service men and women risk their lives for our country. They bravely commit themselves to fighting for the greater good, and not all of them make it home. Even those who do make it home aren’t always able to cope with the things they’ve experienced on the battlefield. We’re talking about PTSD.

Jonathan and Stephen Full know all too well about the devastating effects PTSD can have on a soldier’s life. Their step-brother, Joshua, suffered from PTSD after completing a tour in Iraq, and he ended up taking his own life.

In light of this tragedy, Jonathan wanted to help other military men and women and to encourage them to get help for PTSD.

Just a few days after Joshua’s untimely death, Jonathan and Stephen were eating lunch at a Chick-fil-A in Durham, North Carolina. They were giving their wives a break so they could go shopping.

As the brothers and their children ate their meals at Chick-fil-A, they saw two men in military uniforms walk through the door. Jonathan immediately wanted to pay for their meals. He said, “It’s always been on my mind to pay for some military members’ meals when I get the chance.”

As he got up to pay for the military members’ meals, he turned around and saw nine more people dressed in camouflage walk through the door. He wondered what was going on, but he never considering anything except paying for all of their meals too. He said, “What felt moving through my heart is I didn’t care if 200 more showed. I was still going to buy the meal.”

Jonathan simply told the soldiers, “Save your money for something more than just feeding yourself. Let us take care of you since you take care of us.”

Stephen took pictures of his brother’s kind deed and shared them to Facebook. He said it was a “proud big brother moment.” He added, “Taught our boys to take care of the people that take care of us.”

Stephen also wrote that Jonathan asked the military members to “reach out to anyone they knew with PTSD and try their best to get them the help they needed.”

For more about how Jonathan chose to pay it forward, watch the video below.

Have you ever paid for someone else’s meal or had someone pay for your meal? Do you know anyone who’s suffering from PTSD?