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Mom And Son See The Car In Front Of Them, Immediately Run To The Cashier

Kids are far more observant than we give them credit for. They pick up on little things and put pieces together we never would have expected them to.

For Tara Routzong, she was absolutely stunned when her son, Landon, made a connection she never thought he would.

Tara and her son LandonFacebook/Tara Parker Routzong

Tara and Landon were sitting in the Chick-fil-A drive-thru in Alabama, waiting to order lunch, when Landon spotted the license plate ahead of them. Instead of an Alabama plate, it was all the way from Florida. It's about an 8-hour drive from Central Florida to Alabama, so both Tara and Landon were a little surprised to see the plate so far from its home.

Then something clicked in Landon that made him spring into action.

"Went to Chick-fil-A for lunch today because yum," Tara Routzong explained on Facebook. "Landon saw the car in front of us was from Florida (we have been talking about Irma today) and he declared we were paying for their meal and I agreed."

Landon immediately made the connection that the car from Florida must have been fleeing from Hurricane Irma, which had been barreling through the state and destroying everything in its path.

"But how do you pay for the car in front of you??" asked Tara. "You run toward their window with a debit card in hand and scare the mess out of them."

Landon Routzong ran to the drive-thru window to pay for the Florida strangers' meal.Facebook/Tara Parker Routzong

"Landon and I both had tears in our eyes from how appreciative he was. The man has left his home in Miami and was passing through to go stay with family in Birmingham," Tara explains. "I told him we hoped he returned to his house untouched and that we'd keep him in our thoughts."

"I often feel like I'm failing because I can't do it all," confesses Tara. "And then things like this happen and remind me that I don't have to. My most important job is going just fine."

Share this if you think Tara is going a great job, and that Landon is a fine young man!

Meagan has been a writer with Shared for two years and has an intense love for Netflix, napping, and carbohydrates. CONTACT: meagan@shared.com