Mom raises over $48k for 16-year-old McDonald’s employee after he paid for their family meal in tight situation
Not all heroes wear capes, in fact, some of them wear fast food uniforms.
A McDonalds employee is being praised after helping a stressed-out mother of three by paying for the family’s order when mom forgot her purse.
Brittney Reed was leaving a football practice with her three children when her 4-year-old began to cry while they loaded into the van. Next, her 7-year-old began to cry after hearing mom explain what was for dinner – she clearly wasn’t a fan of the menu.
That’s when mom made the executive decision to head towards old reliable – McDonald’s drive-thru. After placing her order and driving up to the window, Reed realized she left her purse at the house prior to heading to practice.
Reed, stressed out and clearly upset, looked at the 16-year-old and tried to explain. “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,’“ Reed later posted to Facebook.
She said without hesitation, he took out his wallet and swiped his card before she could do anything.
“I was like wait no hun it’s ok I will come back through then he replies “no it’s totally fine, my pleasure’,” she wrote.
Being the person she is, Reed still ended up heading back to Mickey D’s to hand him cash anyway. But it was in this moment, Reed learned that the employee, Wyatt, had actually been saving for a car.
That’s when Reed and her husband felt compelled to now return the favor. They set up a GoFundMe account with the goal of $30k to help Wyatt out. Since it was posted, the account has reached over $48k.
“I just want his parents to know how KIND & 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. Well Wyatt sir, you are an amazing human!!!” she wrote on Facebook.
“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!,” she added.