A teenage McDonald’s employee from Ohio is being praised because of his good deed of paying for a customer’s order because she left her purse at home.
Brittany Reed, a mother of three, decided to share her experience via a Facebook post.
She explained to a community-based Facebook group called “Let’s Talk Waynesville, Ohio” that after attending football practice on Tuesday, September 22, her four-year-old and seven-year-old convinced her to go to McDonald’s for dinner.
Reed said when she got to the drive-thru to order her food all three of her kids were crying and she wasn’t sure why. She said when she went to pay for the food she realized she left her purse at home.
I look at the young man with tears in my eyes just from being stressed and annoyed and say ‘hun I am so sorry but I have to cancel that order I left my purse at home when we went to football tonight’ WITHOUT HESITATION he takes out his wallet and swipes his card before I could even say ‘no I will be right back!’
Reed returned to the McDonald’s location and paid the McDonald’s employee, Wyatt Jones, in cash.
Jones insisted that it was okay and he didn’t need to be paid back, according to Reed.
I just want his parents to know how kind and compassionate your son was tonight! He made this stressed out momma pause for a moment and realize this is exactly what we parents are trying to do, raise great humans. Wyatt, do not let this world change your kind heart young man for its people like you that will change this world for the better!
Reed started a GoFundMe for Jones on Friday to show her gratitude and the contributions totaled more than $27,200 as of Monday evening.
Jones was also acknowledged by McDonald’s management.
“It’s crew members like ours who make McDonald’s special,” said Eric Goldlovek, the McDonald’s owner-operator, in response to FOX Business‘ inquiry.
“These last few months have been challenging for many in our community and we’re so proud our employee was able to make this customer’s day just a little brighter.”
Wyatt Jones did a great thing paying it forward and he provided Brittany Reed the relief she needed on that day.
Source: FOX Business