The company released a statement to explain Mesta’s termination.

“We, too, are grateful to our veterans and to the men and women currently serving in the armed forces,” it said. “While it would not be appropriate to provide complete details on an internal disciplinary issue, our actions in this case were not based on just one incident and had nothing to do with the guest’s military experience.”

Regardless of whether Mesta was fired for his actions or for other reasons, it is clear that the world needs more people like this teen.

H/T TheBlaze