When a 96-year-old World War II veteran entered a Maryland Chick-fil-A desperately seeking help with a flat tire, a manager jumped to action without hesitation.

Daryl Howard was working in the front line of the restaurant in Severn, Maryland, on July 11. The veteran, known to employees as Mr. Lee, entered the store “shaking” and “almost in tears,” according to another manager Rudy Somoza.

Lee told employees he was driving on three tires and barely made it to the restaurant due to a flat tire and did not have any help to change it.

“As soon as he finished his sentence, Daryl informed me he needed to help this gentleman right now,” said Somoza. “Daryl jumped on into action without hesitation.”

It took Howard about 15 minutes to fix Lee’s tire. Somoza, who took pictures showing the simple act of kindness, said that Howard did not know he was being photographed.

Somoza said he has worked with Howard for about five years.

“His action of kindness was beautiful,” said Somoza. “Daryl has always been so helpful to anyone in need and deserves this recognition.”