When you’re confronted with someone in a life or death situation and they ask you for help, you should give to them. While that might seem like a natural reaction to someone on the brink of dying, some people still freeze up or fail to act for other reasons. Not Logan Simmons, he saved a boy’s life.
Logan Simmons, a teenaged Chik-Fil-A employee from Hall County, Georgia, is probably more used to dealing with waffle fry-related emergencies rather than life or death emergencies.
(Although if you’ve ever been to a Chik-Fil-A that’s out of waffle fries during the lunch rush the two can certainly feel one and the same.)
But Simmons had to think fast when a woman pulled up to the drive-thru window, pleading with him to help her choking six-year-old son. The woman’s son had managed to get his seatbelt wrapped around his neck, and time was running out.
“You could see he was turning red and losing pigmentation in his face,” Simmons told WSB-TV in Atlanta.
Simmons climbed through the tiny drive-thru window, opened the door to the woman’s car, and freed the struggling toddler from the restraints with a pocket knife.
“I just jumped out the window and ran straight down to the car,” Simmons said. “I think it was the quickest option. It was right there and I saw the other car right there.”
The woman was grateful that Simmons’ was there and that he acted so swiftly, and called him later that day to thank him for freeing her son and saving his life.
Simmons’ mother was grateful for her son’s actions as well. “I’m amazed he didn’t panic,” she told WSB-TV. “I would have panicked. I’d be running around going, “Oh my gosh! What do we do?’”
While Simmons remained humble about his selfless life-saving act, he said he did feel good about it.
“I do feel like a hero,” Simmons said.