A woman’s heartwarming story about a kind McDonald’s manager who gave her a free meal worth £29 has gone viral on social media after people were struck by the generosity.
In the clip, TikTok user @valerylynnwag recalls having a sprained ankle and her boyfriend going to McDonald’s to get some food.
As she talks, she unpacks a huge bag full of Maccies goodies, including six apple pies, multiple bags of fries, chicken nuggets, two cheeseburgers, two hamburgers, and two Big Macs.
She says: “So my boyfriend went to McDonald’s and he ordered on the app a $40 (£29) family pack meal.
“He got to McDonald’s and, for whatever reason, the receipt said zero dollars and the manager came over and was like, ‘Can I see it?’
“He was like ‘Yeah, sure, you can take it off if you want’, and she’s like, ‘OK let me look into it’.
“She comes back as is like, ‘Sorry for the inconvenience, here is $40 of food, free.'”
In the caption, she jokes: “I sprained my ankle but God pulled thru with free McDonald’s.”
The video has since been watched more than 2.2 million times, with people gobsmacked at how lucky she was.
One Maccies worker commented: “This happens all the time at my McDonald’s.
“A lot of people try to use Apple Pay but ours doesn’t ever work so we usually give the food anyway.”
“It’s sad to see other people living out your dreams,” commented another.
Meanwhile, other people admitted to being a bit jealous as they watched the huge bag of hot food being unwrapped.
“I rarely eat fast food but now I’m craving McDonald’s,” said one.
A second moaned: “Thanks for making me want McDonald’s.”
Others suggested the TikTok user’s boyfriend had actually already paid on the app and was “confused”, but the TikTok user claimed his card was never charged for the meaty feast.
This comes after McDonald’s announced it is adding six new items to the menu next week.