It was manager Daryl Howard's "pleasure" to serve the 96-year-old veteran whose tire deflated as he was driving down the road.
World War II veteran, Mr. Lee, 96, was driving down the road in Severn, Maryland, when his tire went flat. In a panic, he drove to his local Chick-Fil-A and asked the employees for help in changing his tire. As soon as he finished his sentence, manager Daryl Howard dove into action.
Howard turned to his coworker and informed him that he would need to stop taking orders so he could help Mr. Lee change his tire! Fellow manager Rudy Somoza snapped photos of the act of kindness; Howard was unaware that Somoza was taking photos at the time, but he's sure glad that he did.
“His action of kindness was beautiful," Somoza said. "Daryl has always been so helpful to anyone in need and deserves this recognition ... I thank God I was in the right position to be witness of this touching moment.”
Mr. Lee is well-known at the Chick-Fil-A because he regularly visits that location about twice a week. He was lucky to be close by when he was in need of help.
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If there is one thing that is true, it's that Chick-Fil-A always provides stand-up service; the employees are always polite, they go above and beyond to be helpful, and they have the best chicken!
Twitter users expressed their gratitude for this act of kindness.
Stories like this give me hope. Well done, sir! https://t.co/2K0Emj3EEC— Janet Mefferd (@JanetMefferd) July 13, 2019
Sometimes you need more than a chicken sandwich https://t.co/xenHzyqQv3— FOX19 NOW (@FOX19) July 12, 2019
We thank you, Daryl, for helping this man in need! And we salute you, Mr. Lee, for your service!
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