Chick-fil-A Employees Rescue Woman and Children from Severe Storm in Alabama
The internet is full of stories of Chick-fil-A employees going above and beyond for their customers, but parents of young children have been particularly moved by this latest tale out of north Alabama.
Lauren Langley took to Facebook Saturday to share what she and her sons went through at a Chick-fil-A location in Guntersville earlier that day. In a now viral post (below), Langley, 33, said she was ordering lunch at the Chick-fil-A drive thru when she experienced the scariest moments of her life.
“I started my order and the heaviest wind, darkest clouds, and heaviest rain I’ve ever seen came out of nowhere and very fast too,” she recalled.
Langley stopped mid-order, rolled her window up, and pulled over into a parking spot. By that time, her car was shaking side-to-side, lightning was touching down around them, and trees were bending completely in half.
“The boys were SCREAMING, and I for the first time since I became a mother, felt completely clueless and helpless on what to do,” she wrote.
That’s when two Chick-fil-A employees appeared outside her car window and told them to get inside the restaurant.
“I grabbed both boys and ran as fast as I could inside the building,” Langley recalled.
Once inside, the staff let the shaken family take shelter in the kitchen area and provided towels for them to dry off with. They even gave them lunch—on the house!
“I already thought Chick Fil A was the best, but they exceeded the best service today!” Langley continued. “I am so thankful that we are safe, and I hope that’s the boys first and last ‘tornado story’ that they have to experience!
One of the rescuers, 22-year-old restaurant team lead Ethan Brogdon, told WAFF that helping Langley and her kids was his pleasure.
“If it were just me and my two children and I didn’t necessarily know what was going on, I would hope that somebody would do something like that for me,” he said.