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Milkshake overnighted for dying woman’s final wish

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 8/3/2017 HUMANKIND

Emily Pomeranz's wish was granted: a mocha milkshake from a hometown restaurant, 375 miles away. © Courtesy Sam Klein Emily Pomeranz's wish was granted: a mocha milkshake from a hometown restaurant, 375 miles away. D.C. -- Sam Klein and Tommy Fello had never met, but together they granted a dying woman her last wish.

Emily Pomeranz was battling pancreatic cancer and had to be moved to hospice. Her dear friend, Klein, came to visit her and asked if he could get her anything - anything to make her comfortable in this impossible situation she was in.

The two friends, now living in the D.C. area, had both grown up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. And they were both very familiar with a local favorite, Tommy’s Restaurant.  

Pomeranz smiled and told Klein that she wished she could have just one more Tommy’s mocha milkshake.

Klein was committed to granting his friend’s wish, but it would be a challenge. Tommy’s Restaurant was 375 miles away and the milkshake had to somehow stay frozen.

He reached out to the restaurant online, seeing if something could be coordinated. To his surprise, the owner of the restaurant, Mr. Tommy Fello himself, wrote back.

“We will figure out a way to do this,” Fello said.

And he did.

Fello shipped a carefully packed mocha shake overnight to Klein. Klein picked it up, and took it to Pomeranz. She was thrilled.

Klein writes on Facebook:


“She talked about it for days and days. She shared the story with her friends back in Cleveland and here in the D.C. area. It was something that made everyone smile.”

Sadly, Emily passed away four days later, leaving behind friends and family that will forever feel the loss of their beloved. But they are happy knowing she was able to enjoy something that gave her joy. 

Klein is encouraging everyone to visit Tommy’s Restaurant in Cleveland Heights. And when you go, find the owner and tell him, “This one is for Emily. Thank you for sending one to her.”

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