Wayne Rayburn owns the shop and posted a sign which called Hill an 'idiot' in retaliation to his demonstration.
"The other day we were pretty heated,” Rayburn said. “All I had was one side of the story. I had never had the chance to talk to Mr. Hill. Once we were able to speak, I heard his side, he heard my side and we were in agreement."
The two men met for lunch at Piccadilly and hashed there differences out. That was the day after we first ran the story of hill picketing outside in the hot June sun.
"Once two grown men are able to talk and work things out, it goes so much smoother than just us trying to butt heads,” continued Rayburn.
They are even willing to let anybody know about their new found respect for one another.
"I just want the community to know that I have no animosity towards this man or his shop," explained Hill.
"I wanna let the world know that Mr. Hill is not an idiot by any means,” added Rayburn. “The man is very intelligent."
And just like that a new friendship has started out of the rubble. Hill says that is how people come together in Monroe.