A South Bay Chick-fil-A employee was hailed a hero for springing into action and saving a man’s life on Wednesday evening, Sept. 11.

Tauya Nenguke, 22, was working at the drive-thru at the Eastlake Terraces Chick-fil-A location in Chula Vista when he noticed a young man unconscious next to a car in their parking lot.

The 20-year-old man was surrounded by friends trying to perform CPR.

Nenguke sprinted across the parking lot and immediately started chest compressions on the man before having someone call 911.

Paramedics arrived and took the victim to a nearby hospital.

“The EMT stated that if it wasn’t for his quick action, this young man might not have survived,” Cheryl Shields, director of marketing and community relations for Eastlake Terraces Chick-fil-A, wrote on a Facebook post.

Nenguke credits his faith and a calling for being in the right place at the right time.

“I knew that was the place where God placed me at that time. This was honestly a really big calling to be in health care because it was like instinct took over,” he told KGTV.

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