A Chick-fil-A employee is being celebrated as a hero for his actions to save a customer’s life.
Logan Simmons, a worker at a Chick-fil-A in Flowery Branch, Georgia, jumped out of a drive-thru window to save the life of a six-year-old who was chocking.
A young @ChickfilA worker jumped into action when a boy was choking in a car. https://t.co/iFN0IUDyvH TONIGHT AT 11: What the teen told @JustinWilfonWSB about the terrifying moments. pic.twitter.com/KKTlljgW72
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) June 28, 2019
Simmons promptly acted after he heard the boy’s mother calling for help. The boy had wrapped his seat belt around his neck.
“I just jumped out the window and ran straight down to the car,” Simmons told Atlanta’s WSB-TV 2. “It was the quickest option.”
Simmons said he could see the boy’s face turning red and losing pigmentation. To save the boy, he took out his pocket knife and cut the seat belt loose to free the young child.
The boy’s mom called Simmons an hour later to thank him for his heroic actions.
Once Simmons got home from work, he “nonchalantly” told his parents about his day.
“He’d been home for a couple of hours and he said nonchalantly, ‘I saved a kid’s life today,’ and I was like ‘What?’” mother Teri Simmons told WSB-TV. Simmons’ mother said she was amazed that her son remained calm during the situation.
Last year, another Chick-fil-A worker was credited for saving a person’s life after he helped a chocking customer.
This continues a strong PR-streak for the restaurant chain. On Tuesday, the American Customer Satisfaction Index named it as America’s favorite restaurant.
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Zachery Schmidt is the digital editor of Battleground State News.