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Texas Burger King employee acts quickly to help diabetic customer

Tina Hardy, an employee at an Amarillo Burger King, is being hailed as a "Drive Through Hero" after she acted quickly to help a diabetic customer. (Photo courtesy of Rebecca Boening)

An Amarillo, Texas Burger King employee has gone viral after being praised for her quick actions when a diabetic customer needed help.

Rebecca Boening said in a Facebook post that she was driving west on I-40 in Amarillo when her blood sugar dropped to a dangerous level. Seeing there was a Burger King restaurant at the upcoming exit, Boening exited the Interstate to order some food.

Boening said in her post, "As I stumbled through placing my order I mentioned to the voice on the speaker that I was diabetic and in need of food."

When Boening pulled up to the first window in order to pay for her food, she said she was shocked to see Burger King employee, Tina Hardy, running toward the front of her car. Boening said Hardy squeezed between the front of her car and the building just to bring her a small serving of ice cream.

"Tina later explained that her husband was also diabetic and she could tell that I needed help," Boening's post stated.

After paying, Boening said she pulled up to Hardy's window, where she received her food. Hardy then instructed Boening to park across the parking lot so she could keep an eye on her until she felt better.

"After eating I waited for a break in business so that I could return to Tina's window," Boening says. "I then took this picture and spoke with Tina's supervisor, telling him what she did for me."

Boening's story about Hardy has since gone viral and a YouCaring account has been set up to raise money for Hardy, who is now being hailed as a "Drive Through Hero."


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