A regular breakfast order transformed into a life-saving mission for a Miami-area McDonald employee.
Pedro Viloria, 22 years old, working in McDonald at the Doral, Florida, was dispensing orders on the drive-thru window.
As usual, he was doing his part on the day. A woman with two kids approached the drive-through window to collect her order.
All seemed all fine when the customer initially ordered and paid at the counter. When Viloria reverted to the window to give the driver her food, he noticed she was no longer breathing. Her car continued rolling, and she was making jerking movements causing her foot to slip off the brake.
Two children seated in the back of the car began to scream as the car rolled away. Mother, mother! Stop! What you are doing, Viloria revealed.
Instantly Viloria hero mode activated, instinctively jumped through the window, chasing the car and throwing himself in front of it.
Fortunately, a chain then stopped the rolling car.
An off-duty fire rescue officer was in the restaurant at the time and also rushed to help.
The only thing I thought was about these kids.
If they lose their mother due to this incident, it would have been tragic.
If I even have had to die to save that woman, I might have done it, said Viloria.
My brain was on hero mode, said while smiling.
As Viloria already known, on staff as a standout employee, his actions did not startle his boss or fellow workers.
The woman was an off-duty police officer who is currently treating in the hospital. But no more details have been revealed.
We have not exposed any more information about the officer’s medical condition at the request of her family, a Miami-Dade Police Department spokesperson told.
He is an outstanding employee, so it did not surprise me that he took quick action and jumped through a window to help save this woman, Alex Menendez, the local McDonald owner, said to per today citing NBC Miami.
First and foremost, our thoughts and praises are with the officer and her family during this difficult time. I think I speak for our McDonald family when I say how proud we are of Pedro,” Alex Menendez, the local McDonald’s owner, stated.
After hearing that the person he helped save was a police officer, Viloria seemed shocked by the news.
Let’s pay tribute to Pedro Viloria and those around him who helped rescue the woman.