Rebecca Boening was driving by herself on the interstate when her blood sugar became dangerously low. After stopping at a fast food restaurant, however, she found a guardian angel in the drive-thru worker.
Because Boening has diabetes, her low blood sugar “makes it difficult to think or act”. When she felt herself start to get faint, she pulled off onto the first highway exit and went to a Burger King drive-thru so she could get something to eat.
Boening, who is from Amarillo, Texas, described the event on Facebook: “As I stumbled through placing my order I mentioned to the voice on the speaker that I was diabetic and in need of food. I pulled up to the first window in order to pay for my food.”
Before she could reach the first window, Burger King employee Tina Hardy came running out of the restaurant towards Boening’s car.
“She squeezed between the front of my car and the building just to bring me a small serving of ice cream,” says Boening. “Tina later explained that her husband was also diabetic and she could tell that I needed help.
“After paying, I pulled up to Tina’s window where she gave me my food. She instructed me to park across the driveway so that she could keep an eye on me until I felt better.”
Once Boening was finished with her food, she waited until business died down so she could go back in and thank Hardy for her kindness.
“I then took this picture and spoke with Tina’s supervisor, telling him what she did for me.”
“Hopefully, Tina Hardy will receive the recognition that she truly deserves from the public and from the big bosses at Burger King,” she added.
Since Boening posted the photo to Facebook, it has been shared hundreds of thousands of times by users praising the employee’s kindness.
“I am a type 1 diabetic and have had sudden big lows too. This was wonderful what she did for you,” said Ronda Gaston in a comment. “When a low sets in you literally have a minute or so BEFORE you pass out. I’m glad you got help so quickly.”
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