In the spirit of the giving holiday the staff at Celebrity's Soul Food spent the afternoon handing out free meals to first responders.
The restaurant had a little help from local students in the kitchen.
The students helped put together the meals for their local heroes.
All Gainesville fire rescue and law enforcement officials were welcomed to either take their food to go or eat in the restaurant.
On any regular day, first responders can enjoy a discount at Celebrity's Soul Food.