AMARILLO, Texas- Rebecca Boening, a former police officer, is crediting aBurger King for aiding during a diabetic episode.

On Dec. 6th the woman’s blood sugar dropped “dangerously low” while driving on Interstate 40. She found a Burger King at an exit and told drive-thru staff that she could barely speak and that she was diabetic and in need of food.

Tina Hardy

The following is her Facebook post that has now gone wildly viral:

“Wednesday afternoon I was driving west on I-40 when my blood sugar dropped to a dangerous level. Luckily a Burger King restaurant was at the upcoming exit. As I stumbled through placing my order I mentioned to the voice on the speaker that I was diabetic and in need of food. Low blood sugar makes it difficult to think or act. I pulled up to the first window in order to pay for my food. I was shocked to see Burger King employee Tina Hardy running toward the front of my car. She squeezed between the front of my car and the building just to bring me a small serving of ice cream. Tina later explained that her husband was also diabetic and she could tell that I needed help. After paying I pulled up to Tina’s window where she gave me my food. She instructed me to park across the driveway so that she could keep an eye on me until I felt better. After eating I waited for a break in business so that I could return to Tina’s window. I then took this picture and spoke with Tina’s supervisor, telling him what she did for me. 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.”

The Houston Chronicle says that Tina’s is humble about the ordeal and said it was was a pleasure to help.


Rebecca Boening