A Chick-Fil-A Manager Daryl Howard, Changes Tire in Chick Fil-A Parking lot for 96 Year Old World War ll Veteran Who Barely made it to the Restaurant.
SEVERN, Maryland (CNN)- Manager, Daryl Howard, at a Maryland Chick-Fil-A, was quick to help when he saw a customer needed more than his usual chicken biscuit and coffee.
Daryl Howard was taking orders Thursday morning at the restaurant in Severn when a 96-year-old WWII veteran, known to employees as Mr. Lee, came to the register and said he had a flat tire.
"He was shaking, almost in tears saying he barely made it to the store on three tires because one was bad," Rudy Somoza, another manager, told CNN.
Lee barely made it the restaurant driving with a flat tire and was able to park in the Chick-Fli-A parking lot, but had no one to help him change his tire. When Daryl was finished serving his customer he told Somoza he needed to help this gentlemen change his tire. "So, Daryl jumped into action without hesitation."
It took Howard about 15 minutes to change the tire. He didn't know that Somoza was taking pictures until later. Somoza said he's worked with Howard about five years.
"His action of kindness was beautiful. Daryl has always been so helpful to anyone in need and deserves this recognition," Somoza said. Lee came back Friday and was very thankful and had his usual Chicken Biscuit and coffee.
Kindness Works International is sending a check to Chick-Fil-A made out to Daryl Howard as part of our Recognizing and Rewarding Acts via our Kindness Pays Rewards Program. Our compliment to Chick-Fil-A for having kind employees like Daryl Howard who saw a need acted on it.