Not all heroes wear capes — sometimes they wear McDonald’s uniforms.

A McDonald’s employee in Florida is being praised for his heroic attempt to save the life of an off-duty police officer who passed out in the drive-thru lane.
It was on early Tuesday morning while Pedro Viloria was working the drive-thru window at a Doral McDonald’s. He was serving breakfast to a woman and her two kids, when he noticed something unusual.

22-year-old Viloria’s quick thinking saved the family of an off-duty police officer, he jumped out of the drive-thru window after hearing the woman’s children crying and pleading with their mom.

The woman had stopped breathing, and her foot had fallen off the brake, causing her SUV to drift… with her two children panicking in the backseat. Pedro had to make a split-second decision.

As the car began to move away, he jumped out of the drive-thru window and ran to catch it.

The McDonald’s worker recalled, “Her kids were (in the back) screaming, ‘Mother, mother stop it! What are you doing?’”

Pedro instructed the children to call 911 while an unnamed co-worker did CPR. Luckily, at that very moment, a pair of firefighters walked into the McDonald’s, overheard the bizarre scene, and rushed over to help.

A camera inside the restaurant captured the moment:

Watch it here: CNN Edition/Youtube

There’s no telling what might have happened if Pedro hadn’t been so quick to help. He later said in an interview, “If I would have had to die to save that woman, I would have done it … My brain was on hero mode.”

Meanwhile, an off-duty firefighter was walking into that same McDonald’s.

A drive-thru customer who was a paramedic and an off-duty Miami-Dade Fire Rescue member walked in for breakfast.

The two first responders performed CPR on the victim before a Doral police officer brought an automated external defibrillator machine that revived her.

McDonald’s released a statement applauding Viloria’s actions:

“First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the officer and her family during this difficult time. I think I speak for our McDonald’s family when I say how proud we are of Pedro. He is an excellent employee, so it didn’t surprise me that he took immediate action and jumped through a window to help save this woman.  And he was not the only member of the team that played a pivotal role in ensuring she received the medical attention she needed. A second employee, who asked to remain unnamed, assisted with CPR. Their quick thinking and action were everything in that moment.”

Viloria said he was never concerned about his own safety.

“I thought, ‘If these kids lose their mother today, that’s gonna be tragic. It is what a hero does, if I would’ve needed to die to save that woman, I would’ve done it.”

Source: Rightwingnewshour

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