Wyatt Jones, a 16-year old McDonald’s employee paid for the family’s food at a drive through of a McDonald’s outlet in Waynesville, Ohio. In return, the mother comes back with fundraiser money which is over $40,000 for him. On September 22nd, Brittany Reed had just left football practice with her children when all of her three kids started crying for some or the other reasons.
That’s when Brittney decided to stop at the McDonald’s for dinner. Reed ordered the food and when she reached her wallet to pay the bill, she realized she was not carrying her purse.
Reed said “We go through the drive through order food all three kids are now crying for one reason or the other (and) I go to pay.” Reed told Wyatt that she forgot to carry her purse and he should cancel the order.
However instead of cancelling the order Wyatt paid for it. Reed said ‘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.”‘
She further said “without hesitation’ the employee – identified as 16-year-old Wyatt Jones – took out his own wallet and paid for the family’s food. I was like Wait, no hun it’s ok I will come back through,” and Wyatt replies “no it’s totally fine, my pleasure”.’ Brittney was amazed with Wyatt’s kindness and she immediately clicked a snap of Wyatt. Later Reed came back to the outlet to return the payment back to Wyatt.
She gave Wyatt more than what he had paid for her family’s dinner. She wanted to let Wyatt know that “when you put good out in the world it comes back to you tenfold!”
Reed later posted the story on social media, the story has been shared over 550,000 times. Reed said “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!!!’” Reed got to know that he was working in McDonald’s to save up the bucks to buy his car. She then decided to raise funds for him with his mother’s permission. While the set amount for fund on GoFundMe was $5,000 they have already collected $44,637.
Reed said “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!”. Not only Brittney, many people who read the posts were impressed Wyatt. Wyatt’s company honored Jones and declared October 7 as Wyatt Jones Day. For Wyatt, this has been overwhelming experience. He says “I don’t know how to put it into words just because of how crazy it was. It’s just a small act of kindness and everything blew up and it’s amazing to think that something like that can get you this far.”