Fast food worker saves diabetic customer having medical episode in drive through

An employee at a US fast food restaurant has been praised after she helped a diabetic customer, who was suffering from a medical episode, in the drive through.

Rebecca Boening shared her story on Facebook. In the post, she said she was driving along a Texas highway when she realised her blood sugar was dropping and entered the drive through, but began stumbling through her order.

“I mentioned to the voice on the speaker that I was diabetic and in need of food,” Ms Boening writes.

She explains low blood sugar makes it difficult to “think or act”.

Diabetic Rebecca Boening was driving through Texas when her blood sugar went low and she pulled in to a Burger King. Source: Facebook

The woman said she drove up to the first window to pay for her order but “was shocked” to see a Burger King employee running towards her. The employee was Tina Hardy, and Ms Boening said she squeezed between the front of her car and the building “just to bring me a small serving of ice cream”.

Ms Hardy explained her husband is also a diabetic and could tell Ms Boening needed help.

“After paying I pulled up to Tina’s window where she gave me my food,” Ms Boening writes.

“She instructed me to park across the driveway so that she could keep an eye on me until I felt better.”

Ms Boening said she waited for the fast food worker to take a break before taking a photo to share the story.

Tina Hardy noticed Ms Boening struggling and rushed to her with an ice cream. Source: Facebook

“Hopefully Tina Hardy will receive the recognition that she truly deserves from the public and from the big bosses at Burger King,” she writes.

The Facebook post has been shared more than 210,000 times with more than 500,000 likes with many commending Mr Hardy.

“From a Type 1 Diabetic for the last 43 years, THANK YOU, Tina! Your quick and thoughtful actions potentially saved many lives!!!” one woman commented.