It’s easy to gripe about the impersonal nature of NYU. We really don’t do the entire campus sporting events/frat party thing, it’s not the easiest to make friends after freshman year, and the finical aid office runs with as much of a loving, personal touch as a chainsaw. With all of that being said, there are occasional bright spots in our NYU experiences. One that most people have in common: awesome dining hall employees.
Throughout your four year on campus, you’ll undoubtedly hear love stories about certain employees. There’s just something comforting about receiving a smile and some kind words with your meal; it’s almost like you’re getting your food from mom or dad. But on Wednesday evening, one Burger Studio employee did even more than brighten someone’s day: he saved a life.
As reported by DNAinfo, Joshua Garcia was standing on the Union Square subway platform with his manager, Lourdes Munoz. It was shaping up to be an ordinary rush hour commute home when Stephanie Xue, who was standing about 50 feet away from Garcia, began to sway and fell on the subway tracks. She struck her head on the tracks, which knocked her unconscious; the fall also opened up a gash in her head, which Garcia said exposed her skull.