[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t always makes me smile to hear about a feel-good story. In recent months the foodservice industry has been shaken at its core. Dining rooms and play places closed, restaurants switched to utilize mobile apps to mobile order, and employees were required to follow brand new COVID-19 pandemic protocols to slow the spread of coronavirus. Fast food employees have been working under unusual circumstances, but that doesn't change the fact that they still care about the customer! On September 22, Brittany Reed of Waynesville, Ohio shared how a McDonald's employee helped pay for her children's meals.
Woman at Waynesville, McDonald's Has Meal Paid For By Employee
Reed shares the story of her Waynesville McDonald's drive-thru experience in a post on Facebook:
I am praying this reaches this young mans parents!!!
Tonight as I was leaving football practice with my three kiddos my 4 year old was so tired he started crying and acting a fool as we were getting in the van. My 7 year old daughter started crying because I told her we were having red potatoes as a side for dinner and clearly she wasn't a fan sooo I threw my hands up and said FORGET it - McDonald's tonight !!
We go through the drive through order food all three kids are now crying for one reason or the other I go to pay - I LEFT MY PURSE AT HOME. Welp now I wanted to cry. 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!" I was like wait no hun it's ok I will come back through then he replies "no it's totally fine, my pleasure".
I snapped a quick picture and asked his name to which he replied Wyatt Jones ma'am. I told him I would be right back with cash for him & he tried hard to talk me out of it. 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!!!
I went back and handed him cash and had to make him take it because he didn't want to take more than he had paid but I wanted him to know that when you put good out in the world it comes back to you ten fold !
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!
If that's not a caring crew member, I don't know what is!
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