Burger King employee's quick actions help diabetic woman at drive-through

Credit: Rebecca Boening

A woman with diabetes is crediting a Burger King employee for her quick actions and thoughtfulness during a life threatening episode that left her disoriented.  

Rebecca Boening of Amarillo, Texas says she was driving on a highway last Wednesday when her blood sugar fell to a dangerously low level.

She spotted a Burger King ahead at the next exit and went straight to the drive-through to try and get some food to get raise her blood sugar level.

"As I stumbled through placing my order I mentioned to the voice on the speaker that I was diabetic and in need of food," the retired police officer wrote on Facebook.

Boening made note of how low blood sugar makes it very difficult to think or act.

She made her way to the pick-up window and was surprised to find an employee of the fast food restaurant running toward her car.

The next thing she knew, the employee was handing her a small serving of ice cream.

It turns out the employee, Tina Hardy, knew a thing or two about how to help a diabetic patient during such episodes.

Hardy explained to Boening that her husband is also diabetic and said that she could tell that the woman needed help.

And Hardy's thoughtfulness and concern 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," wrote Boening.

Touched by this act of kindness from a complete stranger, Boening said that after she ate her food, she waited for a break between customers and went back to Hardy's drive-through window to thank her.

Boening also reached out to Hardy's supervisor, to share all that she had done for her. 

In her post Boening invited readers to share the story of how one person went above and beyond to help a complete stranger in need.

"Hopefully Tina Hardy will receive the recognition that she truly deserves from the public and from the big bosses at Burger King," Boening wrote.