You wouldn’t believe that one restaurant in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, fulfilled a dying woman’s wish who craved for her favorite treat way back in her hometown.
For over 50 years, Tommy’s Restaurant has whipped up countless orders of milkshakes, but their most significant order just came last month in the form of one mocha shake.
“This was my first request like this,” owner Tommy Fello told. “I wasn’t even sure if we’d be able to do it.”
The special order came all the way from the native of Cleveland Heights named Emily Pomeranz, who was a resident near Washington D.C. Emily, was diagnosed with a second bout of pancreatic cancer and she was hospitalized.
“As she was doing her swan song as she liked to say, I said, ‘Hey is there anything you’re going to miss in terms of food”?’ And she said, ‘What I wouldn´t do right now for a Tommy’s mocha milkshake,’ friend Sam Klein explained to the news outlet.
Then an idea came to Klein and he immediately contacted Fello to make everything happen for his ill friend. It’s just a simple thing but he knew it would really mean a lot to Emily, especially during her counted days in this world.
“It touched my heart, and I said, ‘boy, I’d love to be able to do something,'” Fello added.
Fello carefully packed the drink using dry ice and he even spent $123 to make overnight shipping happens. It flew 370 miles across the country to reach Emily’s hospice room located in Arlington, Virginia. The beverage arrived in her bedside four days before she died last Friday.
“She leaves behind a treasure trove of memories; a legacy of laughter, joy and caring; grieving family and friends,” Klein posted on Facebook. “But, she was able to fulfill her wish of one last Tommy’s milkshake thanks to the caring and good hearted of Tommy at Tommy’s. So, my friends, if you are in Cleveland Heights, or anywhere near there, please stop in at Coventry, order one of those incredible milkshakes and ask for Tommy (he is the one cooking in the middle of the restaurant) and say, ‘This one is for Emily. Thank you for sending one to her.'”
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