So she decided to do something about it.
"I saw his story and got updates almost daily on his condition," said Tina Cunningham of the 2-year-old boy Tripp Halstead. "We saw his beautiful smile and eyes and just wanted to do something for him and his parents."
The Carrollton woman, 24, contacted Chick-fil-A and asked if a "Spirit Night" fundraiser could be organized in which money would be donated to Tripp's family from Carroll County citizens.
The Spirit Night will be Thursday, Jan. 10, from 5-8 p.m.
Cunningham will have a table set up by the cash registers with fliers to give to cashiers. For every person who gives a flier to a Chick-fil-A cashier, the restaurant will donate 15 percent of their order total to the Halstead family.
Anthony Bishop, general manager of the Carrollton Chick-fil-A, said the money will go straight from the restaurant to the Halsteads.
There will also be a donation jar on the table for anyone who wishes to donate more, Bishop said.
Tripp was injured on Oct. 29 when winds from Hurricane Sandy snapped a tree limb behind his daycare center, which struck his head and left him with a serious brain injury.
Since then, Tripp has received national attention, with more than 130,000 "liking" the Facebook page that feeds updates to concerned followers, like Cunningham.
The family has credited Tripp's will to survive, along with an outpouring of community support, for the toddler's continued recovery.
At the time of the injury, doctors performed emergency surgery on Tripp and advised the family that the toddler may not survive his injuries.
A similar Spirit Night was held last year for Aimee Copeland, the University of West Georgia student who lost parts of all four limbs last year after a homemade ziplining accident in Carroll County.
Cunningham, a mother of five children, said the family is having to sell its Winder home because it is not well-equipped for Tripp's long-awaited return from the hospital.
"I have got a lot of love and understanding for their situation," Cunningham said. "And I just want to bless their family very much."
Jordan Moseley, marketing director for the Carrollton Chick-fil-A, said the attention the boy's story is receiving and the amount of support metro Atlanta is giving him made the choice to host Cunningham's Spirit Night an easy one.
"I don't think we've ever had to turn anyone away from doing a Spirit Night," Moseley said. "But we are proud to be able to do this for the family."
While the moral support piece is important, Cunningham said her reasoning for coordinating the fundraiser is more practical.
"We just want to help them pay some bills," she said.