Quick-thinking Burger King employee hailed as hero for assisting diabetic woman

Ksenia Novikova
May 10, 2018
09:12 A.M.
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A woman living with diabetes experienced a close call when she felt her blood sugar drop. She was driving at the time and pulled off the freeway to find food. 


Rebecca Boening, a retired police officer from Amarillo, Texas, drove to the closest Burger King and placed an order. It was an emergency, and she needed food as soon as possible

Boening shared the experience on Facebook and explained that 'low blood sugar makes it difficult to think or act.' She also shared her post to the Love What Matters Facebook group, where it went viral. 

Mere seconds after placing her order, Boening saw a Burger King employee, Tina Hardy, running towards her car. 


Hardy's husband also has diabetes, and she realized that Boening needed help immediately. Hardy brought her a serving of ice cream while Boening waited for her order. 

This act alone touched Boening's heart, but Hardy didn't just stop there. After Boening paid for her mail, the attentive Hardy told Boening to park nearby. 

She wanted to keep a watchful eye on her customer to ensure that Boening was feeling better before she left the Burger King premises. 


Before leaving, Boening returned to Hardy's window to take a photo. She also told Hardy's supervisor what had happened, in the hopes that Hardy would get the 'recognition she deserves.' 

Later that day, she shared the story on Facebook to prove that caring individuals still exist. She hoped that her experience would motivate her readers also to extend kindness to someone in need. 


'If you appreciate what this special woman did please share this story. Hopefully Tina Hardy will receive the recognition that she truly deserves from the public and from the big bosses at Burger King.'

Rebecca Boening, Facebook, December 11, 2018.

On Love What Matters, Jerri Leigh Groth shared her own experience. She is hypoglycemic, and a co-worker makes sure she eats at regular intervals. 

Wendy Ross-Ritchie said 'God puts angels in our path just when we need them,' while Janice Price commended Harding and remarked that the Burger King employee is 'management material.'