Tallahassee Publix Managers Help Sick College Student

Posted at 10:38 AM, Sep 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 08:04:48-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - A mom has turned to Facebook in an attempt to let Publix leaders know about a good deed that took place at its store on Ocala Road in Tallahassee.

Laura Jetel posted to the Publix Facebook page on Monday about her son who was too ill to drive to the store to get groceries.

Jetel explains that her 19 year-old son moved to Tallahassee for school three weeks ago, and was taken to the Emergency Room with a high temperature on Monday.

After being released from the hospital, the teen was taken via taxi to his apartment where Jetel says he had no food or anything to drink.

The mom attempted to find a grocery delivery service in town and after being unable to locate one, said she called the Publix on Ocala.

That is where Jetel says she spoke with two managers who gathered the groceries on her list, allowed her to pay over the phone, and then hand-delivered the food to her son's apartment.

Jetel says in the post, "I want the leaders of Publix to know these two men went out of their way to help my son, who desperately needed it, without any thought of getting any recognition...they simply wanted to do the right thing..."

At last check, the post has received almost 140,000 likes, over 24,000 shares, and just short of 10,000 comments.

WTXL has reached out to Publix's corporate offices for additional comment.