Anyone familiar with the danger of diabetes knows that low blood sugar can launch you into a life-threatening situation in just a matter of minutes. To make matters more challenging, the insulin drop can make it difficult to think straight or perform daily functions, like ordering food to get yourself stabilized.
Such was the case for Rebecca Boening, a retired police officer from Amarillo, Texas.
Last Wednesday afternoon, she was driving on the interstate when her blood sugar suddenly dropped to a “dangerous level.”
Thankfully, a Burger King was located at the next exit, so Rebecca quickly pulled into the drive-thru to place an order.
“As I stumbled through placing my order I mentioned to the voice on the speaker that I was diabetic and in need of food,” she wrote on Facebook, adding that “low blood sugar makes it difficult to think or act.”
But as she pulled up to the first window to pay, she was completely stunned to see somebody running out of the restaurant in her direction.
“I was shocked to see Burger King employee Tina Hardy running toward the front of my car,” said Rebecca. “She squeezed between the front of my car and the building just to bring me a small serving of ice cream.”
After paying, Rebecca pulled up to Tina’s window where she got the rest of her food. But this cashier’s act of kindness did not end there.
“She instructed me to park across the driveway so that she could keep an eye on me until I felt better.”
After eating and regaining her strength, Rebecca had to go back to Tina’s window to thank her and snap a picture so the world could see the kind-hearted stranger who was her saving grace that afternoon:
“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.”
Since the story was posted on the Love What Matters Facebook page, it has been shared and liked nearly 70,000 times by people who have been touched by Tina’s sweet and simple act of service.
Help keep the momentum going by sharing Rebecca’s story with your friends, encouraging them to reach out a helping hand to someone in need today.
One thing’s for sure, our world could certainly use a few more drive-thru angels in disguise like Tina. 👼 ❤️