Originally published on The Mighty
Having a health emergency while you’re alone in public can be terrifying, especially if you have an invisible illness. Strangers around you may not realize you’re in trouble or they may not believe you when you say need help. Now, one woman’s act of kindness for a chronically ill customer is going viral, showing others what should be a common response to a stranger experiencing a medical crisis.
Rebecca Boening shared a photo of Burger King employee Tina Hardy with a caption explaining how she stopped at the restaurant’s drive-thru in Amarillo, Texas, after her blood sugar dropped to a dangerous level. She “stumbled through” placing her order and explained that she has diabetes and needed food. Boening was shocked when Hardy ran out of the restaurant and up to her car with a serving of ice cream as she sat in her car at the first window.
“Tina later explained that her husband was also diabetic and she could tell that I needed help,” Boening wrote.