Rebecca Boening, a 61-year-old woman from Texas, recalls feeling quite unwell while she was driving on the interstate. The woman was diabetic and realized that her blood sugar level dropped to a dangerous level.
Rebecca recalls that she noticeably began sweating and shaking.
“My heart was racing, which are all symptoms of low blood sugar,” she said to ABC News.
She got off the highway as soon as she could and tried to get help. She noticed a Burger King in Amarillo and went straight to the drive through to get something to eat and refill her carbohydrates and blood sugar level.
“I pulled up to the drive-through,” she recalled, “and I was trying to figure out what I could eat that would bring my blood sugar up but not too far up. It’s a real balancing act.”
However, because of her blood sugar dropping, the woman was having a lot of difficulties ordering something. She simply couldn’t find the words she was looking for.
Luckily, the drive-through employee knew that something was off.
“She ordered ice cream and a coke. I asked her if there was something wrong. She said that she was diabetic and that her blood sugar was getting low,” staff member Tina Hardy told.
Right away, the woman grabbed an ice cream and told Rebecca to go to the window. It was essential that Rebecca’s body would have access to a source of sugar as soon as possible. Tina understood the hassle and situation, as her husband Patrick also suffers from diabetes.
“I learned how to help him and used my knowledge to help her,” she recalls.
The fast-food employee kept a close eye on the woman just to make sure she was okay.
“And about 30 minutes went by, and when she got better, she came back to my window,” Tina said.
The 61-year-old woman then asked if it was possible to speak with Tina’s supervisor, to praise and applaud her for her actions. The two have befriended each other and Rebecca is even trying to repay the kind gesture by trying to gather enough money to buy Tina, a proud mother of three children, a car to get to work faster.
“We talk every day,” Tina said. “She’s a very lovely lady.”
When she got back home, Rebecca posted her story on Facebook and it quickly gathered the attention of thousands.
“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.”
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