HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — A sales manager at a banquet hall took customer service to great lengths: He donated his kidney to a customer whom he befriended.

Rick Bellando, the sales manager at Oheka Castle, met Matt Fulgieri when Fulgieri was planning his 2002 wedding, and they became friends.

Bellando, 42, offered to donate his kidney to Fulgieri, 42, who had learned he had polycystic kidney disease and would need a new organ by year's end.

The surgery was Nov. 6.