A McDonald’s drive-thru in Hermitage, Tennessee surprised a pair of customers after they were handed a bag of cash instead of the food they ordered. The McDonald’s worker realized the mistake after the couple pulled away.
The customers were expecting their morning breakfast, instead, they found thousands of dollars in cash. Greg Terry realized it was a mistake when they arrived home. The employee reached them at their house, and the Terrys handed back the cash without pause.
“It was the right thing to do,” Greg told NewsChannel 5.
The cash was meant to be deposited at the bank but was mistakenly handed out through the drive-thru. It was “a fair amount of money. I could have gone shopping,” Stacye Terry laughed. The couple didn’t think twice about it, though. “The second that he said it was their deposit, my first thing was let’s get in the truck and take it back,” Stacye Terry said. “There is no other way to have it. I couldn’t live with myself.”
Phil Gray, the owner and operator of the McDonald’s, responded to the incident with the following statement:
“We are grateful for this customer and the action they took upon realizing out error. We are looking into why this mistake happened, but what is most important to us is knowing that we are part of a community with the values that were evidenced by this person’s actions.”
It was the first mistake of its kind from a drive-thru restaurant.