When Beth Dacus pulled up to Rodney Scott's BBQ for dinner at 7:20 p.m. one night last month, she hadn't accounted for their new hours, which meant she was there 20 minutes past closing time. As he was shutting down, employee Chris Sherman noticed Dacus, a health care worker at Summerville Medical Center, in her scrubs, and responded by delivering barbecue, sides, and cornbread to her car, all free of charge.

"The good people at Rodney Scott's have proven to be great neighbors," Dacus' husband Scott Evans wrote on Facebook.

"That's one of the only things that we can do right now," Rodney Scott's manager Aly Merrell says. "Be kind to each other, and hope that people hear about being kind to each other, and hope it spreads as infectiously as this disease."

Rodney Scott's BBQ on King Street is also providing half-price food for all first responders, health care workers, and federal employees during the pandemic. "It's going to be going on until we return to normalcy," Merrell says. "As long as our people are at risk, we're going to take care of them."

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