Georgia Chick-fil-A worker honored for rescuing choking girl
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Mia Valez had only been on the job at a Newnan Chick-fil-A for a few months when she found herself performing the Heimlich maneuver on a choking child.
Mia was working the drive-thru that day when she saw a young girl choking on a coin. She sprung into action without hesitation.
“I’m a nurse and I saw the thing come across our FB that a girl saved a girl in the parking lot, and I thought that was pretty cool,” said one customer.
The Atlanta News Surprise Squad decided that such a noble act deserved more than a simple pat on the back, and decided to go undercover to surprise Mia.
With a little help from the manager, Mia was moved from the drive-thru to the counter, at which point the ANF Surprise Squad handed her a box.
In the box were two gift cards, one for T.J. Maxx and one for Target, but that wasn’t all. Beaver Toyota stepped in with something more, a check for $500!
“Oh, my goodness, thank you so much,” exclaimed the surprised Mia, " I just never expected any of this to go this far; I’m absolutely grateful.”
From the ANF Surprise Squad to Mia, for going above and beyond, it’s our pleasure!
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