An Ohio restaurant shipped mocha milkshakes to a dying woman hundreds of miles away to help brighten her final days.
For nearly 50 years, Cleveland Heights-based Tommy’s Restaurant has served thousands of its famous milkshakes. But this is the first time they received such a special request.
“This was my first request like this,” owner Tommy Fello told Fox 8. “I wasn’t even sure if we’d be able to do it.”
The request came from Cleveland Heights native Emily Pomeranz, who lived near Washington, D.C. and was facing pancreatic cancer in an area hospice.
“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’?” friend Sam Klein told the local TV station. She said, “‘What I would do right now for a Tommy’s mocha milkshake.’”
That’s when Klein reached out to Fello to make it happen.
“It touched my heart, and I said, ‘boy, I’d love to be able to do something,’” …