A heroic teenage boy went above and beyond, jumping out of the drive-thru window during his shift at Chick-Fil-A to save a child’s life.
On Tuesday afternoon, at about 5:40 p.m., Logan Simmons, who works in a Chick-Fil-A branch in Flowery Branch, Ga., spotted a child choking on his seatbelt in a nearby car and immediately rushed to help.
"I just jumped out the window and ran straight down to the car," Simmons said in an interview with WSB-TV 2 Atlanta.
According to the Atlanta channel, the teen proceeded to jump into the car in the drive-thru lane, where he saw a boy with his seatbelt tangled around his neck. The channel reported that his mother was begging for help.
Simmons pulled out his pocketknife and cut the boy free, saving his life. “You could see he was turning red and losing pigmentation in his face," he told WSB-TV.
In a quote provided to Yahoo Lifestyle by Chick-Fil-A, Simmons says he’s glad he was able to help.
“I’m just so thankful everyone is okay,” he stated. “As soon as I realized what was going on, all I could think about was getting to the car as quickly as possible, so I jumped through the window. I’m still a little shocked by what happened, but I’m grateful I was able to help.”
WSB-TV recounted how the child’s mother called him about an hour following the incident to thank him for saving her son’s life.
Meanwhile, Simmons’s own mother, Teri, was shocked that her son was able to maintain such composure in a stressful situation.
“I’m amazed he didn’t panic. As his mother, I would have panicked. I’d be running around going, 'Oh my gosh! What do we do?'” she told the Atlanta channel.
Simmons isn’t the only Chick-Fil-A employee to go the extra mile for patrons. In April, a branch broke the chain’s tradition of staying closed on Sundays to hand-deliver chicken nuggets to a boy with a brain tumor. Another Chick-Fil-A did something similar in January 2019, opening a store on a Sunday for a boy with special needs to fulfill his birthday wish.
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