A mom named Brittany Reed went to a McDonald’s drive-thru only to realize she left her wallet at home. The McDonald’s worker helping her, Wyatt Jones, offered to pay for her meal. Reed was grateful and wanted to return the favor and did so by raising $32,000 for him.
Reed had just picked up her four-year-old and her seven-year-old kids from soccer practice and decided to get something quick for them to eat, so she took them to a McDonald’s in Waynesville, Ohio. She didn’t have her wallet on her so he paid for the meal and so, she went back later that night to pay him back but he insisted on the meal being on him.
So to show her gratitude for the free meal, she posted on Facebook about how much she appreciated the meal. She wrote in the Facebook post, “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,” she explained. “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!”
In a local news report, Wyatt’s mom said he didn’t even tell her because he didn’t think it was a big deal. But Brittany was so filled with compassion she wanted to help him in the same way he helped her.
Reed then heard that Jones was saving up for a car, she created a GoFundMe for him and was able to raise $32,000 for him to buy one.