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Church's Chicken helping 4-year-old superhero feed the homeless on National Fried Chicken Day

Austin Perine just wants to "show love"
Posted at 7:51 AM, Jul 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-06 10:19:52-04

TAMPA, Fla. -- Austin Perine is America's smallest superhero.

He may not run faster than a speeding bullet. He may not leap buildings in a single jump.

However, the 4-year-old boy believes he knows how to defeat a plague affecting millions of Americans: hunger.

"President Austin" made national headlines in May after putting on a cape and donning a shirt with his catchphrase "#ShowLove" printed across his chest

With the help of his dad, Austin hands out chicken sandwiches in front of homeless shelters across Alabama.

Burger King became the first restaurant to reach out and help Austin with his crusade. The fast-food chain is giving him $1,000 a month to buy food to eradicate hunger.

Church's Chicken is following Burger King's lead. The company recently teamed up with Austin to feed approximately 250 homeless people in the Atlanta area.

Church's decided to honor Austin's generosity of chicken sandwich donations on July 6 -- National Fried Chicken Day.

The Atlanta-based chain will donate $1 to Austin's #ShowLoveFoundation on Friday up to $10,000 for each post showing an image of their chicken on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the tag @churchs and the hashtags #ShowLove #Churchschicken and #NationalFriedChickenDay.