Brittany Reed of Waynesville, Ohio, was having a hectic day with her three children.
Between doctor's appointments, football practices and school, she made a last minute decision to stop for food at McDonald's. The result of that decision was more than she expected, as she outlined in a Facebook post:
I am praying this reaches this young mans parents!!!
Tonight as I was leaving football practice with my three kiddos my 4 year old was so tired he started crying and acting a fool as we were getting in the van. My 7 year old daughter started crying because I told her we were having red potatoes as a side for dinner and clearly she wasn't a fan sooo I threw my hands up and said FORGET it - McDonald's tonight !!
We go through the drive through order food all three kids are now crying for one reason or the other I go to pay - I LEFT MY PURSE AT HOME. 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" WITHOUT HESITATION he takes out his wallet and swipes his card before I could even say "no I will be right back!"
I was like wait no hun it's ok I will come back through then he replies "no it's totally fine, my pleasure".
I snapped a quick picture and asked his name to which he replied Wyatt Jones ma'am. I told him I would be right back with cash for him & he tried hard to talk me out of it.
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!!!
I went back and handed him cash and had to make him take it because he didn't want to take more than he had paid but I wanted him to know that when you put good out in the world it comes back to you ten fold !
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!