Chick-fil-A Worker Saves Man by Performing CPR: 'God Placed Me There'

Playing California Chick-fil-A Manager Saves Unconscious Customer in Parking Lot

A California Chick-fil-A manager is being credited with saving the life of a 20-year-old man who was unresponsive in the restaurant's parking lot.

Team leader Tauya Nenguke, 22, was taking orders in the drive-thru lane with his iPad when he noticed a disturbance near a parked car.

Handing his tablet to a co-worker, he bolted across the lot and found a man inside the vehicle who was unresponsive and not breathing. The man's panicked friends had no idea how to help.

Nenguke did. He's also a pre-nursing student and he immediately began chest compressions and artificial respiration to get the man's heart and lungs going. 

The man "wasn't breathing or anything, his eyes were rolled back behind his head, I know this guy was out," Nenguke told KGTV. "There wasn't any hesitation on my part. I knew that was where God placed me at that time," he said. "This was honestly a really big calling to be in health care because it was like instinct took over."

Chick-fil-A administrators at the franchise's Chula Vista restaurant praised Nenguke as a model employee. "The EMT stated that if it wasn't for his quick action, this young man might not have survived," said a statement from the officials.

"Tauya has made us proud for his quick action and willingness to help someone who had a need and says the incident was confirmation of his calling to become a RN!" the statement concluded. 

The victim, who was not identified, is said to be recovering.

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