“This will Never, Ever Happen Again in Our Lifetime”



Source of Screenshots of the Terrys and the Money They were Mistakenly Handed: 


During the holiday season of 2013, Greg and Stacye Terry went to a McDonald’s drive-thru to order breakfast, but they were given the wrong order. Instead of a bag containing their breakfasts, they were given a bag containing thousands of dollars that were supposed to be deposited in the bank. Stacye said, “My husband opened the bag and discovered the money inside. He said, ‘You are not going to believe this.’ Sure enough, it was their bank deposit money.” She added, “The second that he said it was their deposit, my first thing was let’s get in the truck and take it back. There is no other way to have it. I couldn’t live with myself.” A McDonald’s employee discovered the mistake and went to the Terrys’ home, which was nearby. The Terrys immediately handed over the money to the visibly shaking and upset employee. The Terrys said that they don’t want any employee to lose her job because of the mishap. Greg said, “We’ll be back. We’ll be back. But, next time I’m sure we’ll leave with our normal breakfast order.” He added, “This will never, ever happen again in our lifetime.” McDonald’s owner Phil Gray issued this statement in response to the Terrys’ actions: “We are grateful for this customer and the action they took upon realizing our error. We are looking in to 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.” Greg said that giving the money back was “the right thing to do.”

For Further Information: Emily Luxen, “Hermitage Couple Cashes In At McDonald’s Drive Thru.” Newschannel5 (Hermitage, Tennessee). 3 December 2013


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