In 2017, a heartwarming incident took place at a Burger King drive-thru in Texas, capturing worldwide attention. An employee at the restaurant showed her compassionate side by assisting a diabetic customer in need. The story was shared by Rebecca Boening, a customer who experienced a spike in her blood sugar while driving on a Texas highway. Sensing the urgency, she swiftly entered the drive-thru, albeit stumbling through her order.
Burger King Drive-Thru Worker Shows Humanity And Helps Woman In Need
She said, "Wednesday afternoon I was driving west on I-40 when my blood sugar dropped to a dangerous level. Luckily a Burger King restaurant was at the upcoming exit. As I stumbled through placing my order I mentioned to the voice on the speaker that I was diabetic and in need of food. Low blood sugar makes it difficult to think or act. I pulled up to the first window in order to pay for my food. I was shocked to see Burger King employee Tina Hardy running toward the front of my car. She squeezed between the front of my car and the building just to bring me a small serving of ice cream."
"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. After eating I waited for a break in business so that I could return to Tina's window. I then took this picture and spoke with Tina's supervisor, telling him what she did for me. If you appreciate what this special woman did please share this story. Hopefully Tina Hardy will receive the recognition that she truly deserves from the public and from the big bosses at Burger King."
A New Friend For Life
Boening later revealed that she and the Burger King employee became fast friends, keeping in touch regularly through Facebook. The impact of this extraordinary act of kindness and humanity left a profound impact on both of them and touched the hearts of many who heard the story.
Boening shared, "Everyone is so touched by this story because she acted. She didn't just give me lip service or ignore me. She acted. I've been off work for nearly 24 years because of my reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome and apparently the world has changed a lot since I was out in it. People keep telling me, 'People don't do things like this anymore.' And I think that's a shame. I think we need to be human, and to be human is to care for one another."
Tina Hardy, the Burger King employee, expressed her motivation for helping Boening by emphasizing her humanity and her desire to prevent any harm from coming to the customer. She emphasized the importance of extending a helping hand if you have the ability to do so, stating, "If you feel it in your heart and you have the ability to help someone, please help them. Boening is somebody's mom, somebody's grandma, and we would love to keep people around as long as we possibly can."
Since the post about the incident went viral, Hardy shared that she had a meeting with her boss, who appreciated her actions towards the woman. The district manager personally thanked her as well. Hardy also mentioned receiving a call from the corporate office of the fast food franchise, expressing their support and encouraging her to continue working at the drive-thru. However, what mattered most to both Hardy and Boening was the growing friendship between them. When asked if they intended to remain friends, their response was a resounding "Oh, definitely."