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Wednesday (Moderated) Open Thread (070319)

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Positivity: Chick-fil-A worker leaps through drive-thru window to save choking boy

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Flowery Branch, Georgia (full local news video report and HT at Weasel Zippers):

June 27, 2019

One Chick-fil-A employee in Georgia said he’s feeling like a “hero” after hopping through a drive-thru window to save a young boy from choking.

On Wednesday, Logan Simmons was working the drive-thru of the chicken-centric chain’s Stonebridge Village location in Flowery Branch when he heard a woman in the drive-thru line scream that her son was being choked by the seat belt in her car, the WSB-TV reports.

Springing into action, the Hall County teenager leapt through the window and ran to the rescue.

With the 6-year-old’s seat belt tangled around his neck, Simmons recalled that the youngster was “turning red and losing pigmentation in his face,” prompting him to pull out a handy pocketknife and safely cut the boy free.

“I’m still kind of shocked right now myself that all this has happened,” Simmons later told WSB-TV.

Simmons’ incredible jump through the window was captured on surveillance camera, and has since been circulated online.

Soon after, the mother of the boy called the Chick-fil-A staffer to express her thanks for saving her son’s life. …

Go here for the rest of the story.