Restaurant owner Cozy Brown given honor for years of service to the community

Cozy Brown recieves honor from Ala. House of Reps.JPG

Resaurant owner Cozy Brown has been giving back to the community since the he became a business owner in 1976.

Today was no different. From 11- 2 p.m. community members lined his kitchen leaving full from a comforting Thanksgiving meal.

Between the lines of community members coming for a delicious meal, Mr. Cozy Brown had a surprise visitor Alabama State Representative Napoleon Bracy Jr.

Rep. Bracy presented Brown with a certificate to honor his decades of service to the community through his Thanksgiving Day Dinner.

"We just apprentice all you do for the community in the community and we know you had a hard time and you still hung in here with us and we just appreciate everything you do"

A thank you echoed across the state for the man who lives to serve the community he loves.

"I want to give all the credit to god." Brown said.

Brown says he's lucky to be alive. In 2016 he was shot by a robber outside of this business, but not even a day later Mr. Cozy Brown's Kitchen doors were back open to serve customers.

"God kept me for a reason and I feel that reason and that reason is to serve others." Brown said.

Thursday he continued his tradition, teaming up with his staff to feed the community with a comforting Thanksgiving feast.

"It's good nice plate they have ham, collards green, dressing -- that's what you call soul food." Willie Haywood said.

A nice plate bringing together the community,

"A lot folks don't have thanksgiving and folks to enjoy it with so being around other people it's like family" Pat Doyle said.

"That's what it's all about putting a smile on someone's face and just being thankful." Brown said.

And thankful is what this community feels for Mr. Brown.

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