A work colleague furthered the confusion when she told Golden that her children were indeed eating their packed lunches at school — no DoorDash in sight.
“Right as she said that, I was outside playing with Barrett on the porch,” 她说. “A car pulls in and I was like, ‘what’? so I went over to it, and she gets out a giant McDonald’s bag and is like ’31 cheeseburgers?'”
首先, Golden said, she thought the delivery driver was at the wrong house. “Then it dawned on me that Barrett was playing with my phone,” 她说. “I went back and looked at my phone and an order was placed at that time that he was playing with my phone.”
“我想, oh my gosh, he really did this.”
The accidental order was even more out of place because
“no one in our family likes cheeseburgers
,” said Golden
. 所以 she posted on her town Facebook page offering free cheeseburgers
“It kind of blew up from there.”
“One woman came by, she was pregnant and wanted six of them,” 她说. “No judgment.” She added that she also donated some cheeseburgers to neighbors.
The total order came out to $ 91.70, in part because Barret left a “really generous” 25 percent tip, said Golden.
She said she had “不知道” that the mishap would go viral. 在周五, she and Barrett were invited to a meet-up with McDonald’s staff, where her son was able to meet the company mascots, take photos, and enjoy some chicken nuggets.
Golden hopes that her son’s “fluke” order helps brighten people’s days.
“I hope it spreads a little humor in a sad dark world,” 她说.