Lauren Langley was with her children when a heavy storm hit Alabama. They were out on the road in their car when the storm hit, and it was the first time Langley ever felt truly helpless.
As a mother, Langley put pressure on herself to always know what to do in terms of calamity, but with her children inducing panic within her as they were screaming in the backseat, that was when she “felt completely clueless” on what to do.
As reported by business news source Business Insider, Langley said she and her kids were all terrified owing to the fact that “there was lots of lightning strikes” and that the “trees were bending completely in half.”
Langley had just pulled up to a Chick-fil-A drive-thru when the storm got increasingly worse and she was unable to order anything from the restaurant. Additionally, she was already quite frazzled with all that was happening and trying desperately to calm her children.
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Chick-fil-A team lead Ethan Brogden saw the commotion and immediately ran outside to help Langley and her children get out of their car and inside the restaurant.
Once there, Langley and her kids took shelter and passed the time inside. After the storm cleared, they got a pleasant surprise when Chick-fil-A gave them a meal on the house.
The 22-year-old team lead told Business Insider that when he was just getting to Langley, he already saw that she was “very shocked.” Brogden said that even as she was coming into the store, “her eyes were pretty wide” with shock.
After the incident, Langley told her story on Facebook that is now shared 13,000 times.
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When asked what compelled Brogden to help Langley, he said that it was his Christian values that inspired him to do right by Langley. He also said that the values he grew up with were the reason he entered the Chick-fil-A workforce, which he has been working for for almost four years.