HALL COUNTY, Ga. – Saving lives is not part of the Chick-fil-A job description. But that didn’t stop one Georgia teen when he saw a 6-year-old boy choking in the drive-thru this week.
Now, manager Logan Simmons is being called a hero — and rightfully so.
Surveillance video from the Flowery Branch Chick-fil-A shows Simmons, 19, climbing through the window and running to the car where the boy was in the back seat.
Simmons said that once he got to the car, he saw that the boy’s seat belt was tangled around his neck. Simmons used his pocketknife to cut the boy free, saving his life.
“I’m just so thankful everyone is okay,” Simmons said in a statement provided by the restaurant chain. “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 am grateful I was able to help.”
He told CNN that he has received an outpouring of support from the community.
“Everyone’s been cheering and shouting my name and asking me to come sit with them and stuff,” Simmons said Friday. He added that people have been making special trips to the local Chick-fil-A just to talk to him while he’s at work.
“It’s been really nice,” he said.
And no, he said, Chick-fil-A did not formally train him how to save anyone’s life. He said he thinks he can handle a high amount of stress, and in the moment, his instincts kicked in and spurred him to action.
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The Perfect World:
Ideally, everybody has the “right breakfast” at home, does away with eating at fast food restaurants, picks lower calorie alternatives at the office or at the school cafeteria for lunch, has a high-protein, low-carb snack in the late afternoon and then comes home at the end of the day for a nutritious, healthy dinner including fish, vegetables and salad. That is the perfect world.
50% of All Food is Fast Food Types:
Unfortunately, let’s face it, the perfect world never happens in the lives of the majority of Americans. The NPD Group®, an organization that estimates food trends in the United States, reported in 2002 that more than 50% of all food consumed (not just restaurant foods) consisted of burgers, fries, Mexican food and pizza.