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Drive-Thru Worker Goes Viral - For All The Right Reasons

We’ve all heard the stories of restaurant employees going viral for their actions, but the overwhelming majority of those incidents are the result of workers behaving badly. Such stories lead to a bit of a stigma for the industry as a whole, and that’s truly unfortunate. For every bad egg in the bunch, there are dozens and dozens of restaurant workers that do the best that they can each and every day.

There’s even plenty of times that restaurant employees go above and beyond the call of duty to do something that’s absolutely amazing. Those stories don’t get anywhere near the attention they deserve, but this one has been breaking the mold in that regard. A Burger King employee from the state of Texas went out of her way to help out a customer in need, and that customer is making sure that she gets the recognition that she deserves.

As Today shares, Rebecca Boening was driving along the interstate when she felt a health emergency coming on. She’s diabetic, and she felt that her blood sugar was getting low. Boening needed food pronto, and she was relieved when she pulled off the exit and found a Burger King. As she approached the busy drive-thru, she made a plea for her order to be expedited as quickly as possible.

"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 shared on social media. "Low blood sugar makes it difficult to think or act."

Luckily for Boening, employee Tina Hardy was on the case.

“Tina later explained that her husband was also diabetic and she could tell that I needed help,” she continued. “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.”

Her post struck a serious chord, and it’s been shared a whopping 200,000 times. Boening was reached for comments on her touching post, which has also been liked 475,000 and inspired 43,000 comments.

"I think the fact that it has [gone viral] is because apparently people are not nice to each other anymore," she said.

Commenters have been thanking Boening for sharing the touching post about a rather amazing employee that deserves all of the kudos that have been heading her way.

"Wow! It’s fantastic when people actually know what to do!" said one commenter. "Sometimes it’s difficult for diabetics to even get the words out because their blood sugar has dropped so low, so fast! What a blessing Tina was that day for you!"

"Thank you for sharing this wonderful story," added another user. "We need more amazing people like Tina in the world. God bless her."

There’s a gigantic lesson in there for users all across the world of social media: excellent experiences deserve to be shared just as much as the awful ones do. While some users certainly subscribe to that theory, there are far too many that only focus on the negative and whatnot. Here’s to hoping that Boening’s personal tale will help inspire even more folks to open up about the positive experiences they have with the amazing employees of the world.

Source: Good News Network, Today
Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Facebook

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