An Atlanta area mom is crediting a Chick-fil-A worker for saving her daughter’s life. Liliana Leahy was making a quick stop at the Chick-fil-A drive-thru in Newnan, Georgia, when her daughter Theia began choking on something. The mom panicked and started screaming, drawing the attention of Chick-fil-A drive-thru employee Mia, who rushed to help.
As Liliana froze with fear, Mia performed the Heimlich maneuver on Theia, dislodging the coin the little girl had been choking on. All the relieved mother could manage to do in that moment was hug her daughter and be grateful that Mia had been there to save her.
After the incident, Mia treated Theia to an ice cream. Liliana felt like she didn’t get a chance to properly thank Mia, so she took to social media to connect with the worker. "I can’t thank Mia enough for saving Theia,” she writes in the post, “She was at the right place today and didn’t hesitate for even a second." The two later connected over the phone so she could thank Mia again for her heroic act.