Fast-food jobs are neither scary nor incredibly exciting. Well, unless you work at this particular Chick-Fil-A. In Atlanta, a Chick-Fil-A manager sprung into action when he noticed through the drive-thru window a boy choking in a car – and saved his life. Here’s Logan Simmons’ amazing story…
The Chick-Fil-A Manager Hero
When you start working at a fast-food chain, you probably think your main job will be to serve hungry customers and make sure everyone’s happy with their food. However, “saving lives” is almost certainly not in the job description. However, astounding surveillance footage from this summer shows otherwise. A teen working in Chick-Fil-A in Georgia saved a boy’s life – and now, rightfully so, the internet is hailing the employee as a hero.
Logan Simmons is a 19-year-old manager in the Flowery Branch Chick-Fil-A drive-thru, just outside of Atlanta. Last summer, Simmons showed up to his regular shift, expecting an ordinary evening. However, things did not go as Simmons thought they would…
No Time To Lose
As one car pulled up to the drive-thru window and the customer started ordering, Simmons, who never received any CPR training, realized something was wrong with the little boy in the car. In a moment, it became clear: the child’s seat belt had tangled around the six-year old’s neck, choking him. Simmons didn’t think twice and quite literally leaped into action.
Simmons jumped through the window and into the car! He knew that if he went through the front door, it would be too late for the boy. Using his pocketknife, Simmons freed the little boy from the seat belt. Once the boy could breathe again, the Chick-Fil-A hero asked the boy if he felt okay. As you might imagine, the boy started crying. “…I knew he was breathing perfectly fine if he could cry,” Simmons said in an interview.
In a statement via Chick-Fil-A, Simmons spoke about the incident. “I’m just so thankful everyone is okay. 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.”
Manager Turned Local Hero
The boy’s family felt overwhelmed with emotions and extremely thankful for Simmons’ quick selfless action. Teri, the boy’s mother, will be forever grateful for Simmons. “I’m amazed he didn’t panic,” she said.
Believe it or not, Simmons returned to work the very next day. However, his life-saving actions did not go unnoticed. “Everyone’s been cheering and shouting my name and asking me to come sit with them and stuff.” He shared that people have been coming down to his drive-thru to talk to him and the amount of support from the community poured from all over.
Chick-Fil-A does not formally train their employees with CPR classes, Simmons says he simply works well under pressure and stress. At the end of the day, he said, “I’m just thankful everyone’s okay.”