Family Raises $48k for McDonald’s Worker Who Paid for Their Meal

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It seems that nowadays, all the news we get is bad news. Whether it’s political, environmental, or social, everything can often feel horrible and hard – and it can be all too tempting to just give up.

Which is why, when we hear some truly heartwarming news, we think it’s important and valuable to share it. And boy, do we have a doozy today…

While in the past, learning what was going on in the world was restricted to certain times and places, we now live in constant information overload.

It’s a wonder we can still get up in the morning!

The state of the planet can serve as a big source of anxiety – and can serve to make us feel particularly helpless and doomed.

It can make it seem as though the world is a pretty bleak, scary place to exist.

Staying on top of the news, when it feels like a barrage of one negative after another, can feel like a thankless task.

Really, the only way to remain unaffected by the bad news cycle is to go totally apathetic – which doesn’t seem very appealing, either!

Which is really no way to be – and that is why we’re really thrilled to bring you this story today.

It can cut through the noise of the negativity and serve to seriously improve your day – and your mood.

It can serve as a valuable reminder that, in spite of all the doom and gloom, the world isn’t just a bad place.

And when you hear good news, it even works as inspiration to spread more joy to our (sometimes bleak) world.

And when it feels like the world exists just to crush our spirits, it’s nice to get a warm and fuzzy feeling instead.

Because really, life is nothing without the people we share it with.

The particular news has taken the internet by storm this week, as people have found some much needed relief from the barrage of negativity.

After taking her kids to football practice, she decided to take them to McDonald’s on the way home.

She realized, with horror, she’d left her purse at home.

“I look at the young man [the cashier] 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!'”

“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!!!”

Brittany has set up a GoFundMe for him.

She’s hit $48,000 and counting! It seems we could all use a little good news right now!


















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