July 23, 2019

Tuesday (Moderated) Open Thread (072319)

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Positivity: Chick-fil-A manager helps WWII veteran fix flat tire after he walks into store nearly in tears

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Maryland (in full due to brevity; video at link):

July 12, 2019 02:48 PM

While he was taking orders in a Maryland Chick-Fil-A, manager Daryl Howard was approached by a 96-year-old World War II veteran — who frequents the restaurant about twice a week — with an unexpected request. The veteran, known by staff as “Mr. Lee,” walked into the establishment nearly in tears and said that he had a flat tire. Mr. Lee was able to park the vehicle, but needed help in order to be able to drive.

Rudy Somoza, another store manager, told CNN that, “[Mr. Lee] was shaking, almost in tears saying he barely made it to the store on three tires because one was bad.”

After hearing the veteran’s request, Howard immediately hit the ground running to help the man. The tire change took Howard 15 minutes, but he was unaware his co-manager took photos of his act of compassion.

“His action of kindness was beautiful. Daryl has always been so helpful to anyone in need and deserves this recognition,” Somoza said. “I thank God I was in the right position to be a witness of this touching moment.”

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