A customer at a McDonalds in suburban Atlanta stepped in to help an employee after she saw the employee being charge at the drive-thru window. Feroza Syed, a real estate broker in the Atlanta area, first shared the story of the incident, which happened on Social Media, writing, “At drive-thru, guy in front of me thr-ew a soda at the woman b/c it wasn’t what he wanted.”
Syed told TODAY she couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw that the man had “flung” his drink at the employee, whose name is Bryanna. “She was crying and covered in ice and soda and syrup. It was so obnoxious to me that I couldn’t even figure out what was happening,” she said. “I’ve never seen anyone behave that way, and I used to work in food services, but especially to do that with everything that’s going on was just awful,” she added.
When Syed pulled up to the drive-thru, she gave a cash tip to Bryanna, and offered to contact cop. When Syed later returned to McDonald’s to share the angry man’s license plate number, she noticed Bryanna was pregnant. Before long, Syed had set up an online fundraiser and a baby registry for Bryanna. “I thought, let me do something nice for her. When I walked in the first time, she was covered in syrup all over her shoes, pants, and shirt, so I assumed maybe I could raise $300 or $400 for her to buy something nice or get her hair done or something, but by 24 hours later people had donated $1,700,” she said.
Syed shared several photos of herself and her “new friend B.” on Social Media after donations began pouring in from all over. “She’s just obviously going crazy with joy. We’ve become friends through this, and it’s just insane to see such love and joy and happiness,” said Syed, who noted that Bryanna has been forced to take time off from work as the incident is being investigated. In one photo, Bryanna is seen holding a wad of $100 dollar bills.
“I joked with her that hopefully one day you’ll own the McDonald’s,” quipped Syed. In another photo, an emotional Bryanna holds her head in her hands after reading a card emblazoned with the message “We care about you.”
This is how people reacted to this post:
Dana Tobin – hopefully “investigating the inner workings… not able to return to work” means they’re looking at legal action against the guy and not that corporate is trying to find some way to say that the employee “started it” by having an attitude first or some crap.
Cat Cole – First, what in the world is the matter with you to throw a drink at a person? Second, I know covid stress has hit us all hard…key words HIT US ALL HARD, stop treating other like you are the only one effected by this!!! Third, Christmas is December 25th every year, I am so tired of hearing people complain RIGHT now at this time of the current economy for families and this world, that your package you ordered yesterday won’t be delivered by Christmas!!! Guess what yo!? All our delivery drivers and stock workers and instacart and Amazon peep all essential and many many more—never got a break!!! Relax on the gift not being there and be grateful the person you wanted that gift for is still in your life…hasn’t this year taught us this much?! So thank you to all our essential employees!! Happy holidays and I hope you all have a little miracle this holiday season to show you how grateful we are for all your service!!!
Sue Metz – A person who would throw a drink @ anyone no matter the circumstances has many problems long before COVID. Don’t even give them that excuse. It’s just plain unkind & wrong.
Pam Jones – A fun thing about selling movie tickets was that person who came at the last minute & carried on because the line was moving too slow. After I politely sold them a ticket, the other customers in line would make snide remarks about them. I’d just smile.
Rebeka Turner – I work at McDonalds and just went on maturnity leave at 37 weeks and I should be shocked at how rude people can be, but it doesn’t anymore
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