A Chick-fil-A employee was recently honored by the restaurant for his heroic deed, helping fellow employees struggling during a raging windstorm.
Nathan Armstead, a 21-year-old Riverview, Florida, resident, rose to the challenge when he went to help his co-workers outside the restaurant who were assisting customers at the drive-thru. Surveillance video shows Armstead fighting the winds to help his team members.
“We want to honor a true hero in our staff who ran out into tornado force winds during the intense storm that swept through our community Saturday night,” the restaurant’s Facebook page captioned on April 12.
“When the weather turned on a dime, Nate didn’t hesitate to rush to the team members who were serving guests in our drive thru. We wanted to shoutout and praise this act of bravery shown on Nate’s behalf, as well as thank all of our team members who pulled through such a difficult night and continued to serve this community with love & care.”
Nate can be seen wearing a sling in one of the pictures posted by the restaurant. They stated that Nate suffered an arm injury the night before. The incident didn’t cause any harm to his already injured arm.
Not calling it a big deal, Nate is glad he could be of help.
“When the wind picked up and the storm rolled in so quickly, I knew I needed to help get them to safety,” he told CBS. “We’re like family here at Chick-fil-A Riverview, so I did what I would have done for my younger siblings.”
Armstead joined the Chick-fil-A team in 2020 and was quickly promoted to team lead due to his hard work and professionalism. The young man, who has been hailed a hero for his bravery, has gone viral.
The Facebook post highlighted his unselfish act and received 1,500 likes and nearly 250 shares.
Users were quick to compliment the employee. “What a wonderful story! Love hearing about things like this! What a brave selfless young man!” read one comment.
Way to go, Nate!