Story of veteran fired by Cracker Barrel makes waves on social media

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VENICE, Fla. -- After ABC 7's Josh Taylor broke the story of the Venice Cracker Barrel firing 73-year-old Vietnam veteran Joe Koblenzer for giving a muffin to what appeared to be a person in need, the news quickly spread online. Multiple news outlets picked up the story, and the public got involved with thousands of comments, Tweets and Facebook posts on the subject.

Was Cracker Barrel right to fire Koblenzer for breaking the restaurant's rules on multiple occasions? Public opinion doesn't seem to think so, and Cracker Barrel has been dealing with a firestorm of controversy on mysuncoast.com, in other media spaces, and on both their local and corporate Facebook pages.

Here's just some of what people are saying on social media after learning about this story ...