Chick-fil-A employees risk their lives to save elderly man stuck in water
KFOR — Terry Smith, 78, was on his way to dinner in May when flood waters suddenly ravaged his car.
The vehicle was swirling like water down a drain when he grabbed his cell phone to call his daughter.
"He called me and he said 'I need help,' and I was thinking [sic] let's change a light bulb or something and he said 'my car is floating away and filling up with water,"Stacey Weddington said.
Smith then quickly hung up and called 911.
But before firefighters could arrive, an unlikely pair of heroes emerged from the Chick-fil-A.
Luis Torres and Jessica Gernandt were working the night shift and saw the crisis unfolding outside the restaurant.
"[Luis] and I went and got him and we just walked him up here to the store," Gernandt said.
"I was just thinking that I needed to help him," Luis said through a translator.
That's why Stacey nominated the dynamic duo for Pay It 4Ward.