After a wrong number led to a Jimmy John’s delivery driver taking a veteran to the hospital, that employee is getting rewarded for his good deed. Zach Hillmer responded to a call that came in by mistake from a woman in Florida trying to reach a social worker to arrange a ride to the hospital for her brother who just had surgery. Hillmer picked the man up and drove him to the ER.
And when the founder of Jimmy John’s, Jimmy John Liautaud, heard about Hillmer going above and beyond his job to help the stranger, he flew to Nebraska and surprised the driver with a new Ford Escape. It’s a big upgrade for Hillmer from the 1991 Chevy Cavalier he was driving and recently hit a deer with, and he’s very thankful for the generous gift.
“He did a random act of kindness, I did a random act of kindness, so that’s what it’s all about,” Liautaud explains. “This is about America and helping people out and helping your teammates out.”