What will be your final wish before you take your last breath and leave this planet?
For Cleveland, Ohio, native Emily Pomeranz it was a milkshake. When asked by her longtime friend, Sam Klein, if there was any kind of food she was going to miss, Pomeranz said she would give anything for a mocha milkshake from a popular Cleveland restaurant called Tommy's.
Unfortunately, Pomeranz passed way last week in hospice care in Arlington, Virginia, from her second bout with pancreatic cancer but not before receiving her special milkshake.
Pomeranz's dying wish came true because of Klein, who found a general information email address for Tommy's.
Klein said in a Facebook post, “A few days later I got a call from Tommy Fello the owners of Tommy's. 'Yes. We will figure out a way to do this,' is what he said.”
Fello said he wasn't sure at first how he was going to be able to ship the milkshake 375 miles across the country, but he was able to make it happen by shipping it overnight to Pomeranz in dry ice.
In an interview with Fox 8 Cleveland, Fello said that in his 47 years of running the restaurant, he had never had an order like this one. He said he was so happy that it worked out.
Here is Pomeranz with milkshake in hand:
“She got a lot of momentum out of not only being able to enjoy something as special as a childhood nostalgic milkshake but the fact so many people were smiling about her," Klein wrote on Facebook. "A lot of people have said 'this made me feel good' and I know Emily would love the fact that she's making people feel good even though she's not here with us anymore.”
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