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McDonald's bag of cash: Bank-drop accidentally given to drive-thru guests

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At McDonald's, a bag of cash was mistakenly given to a customer in Hermitage, TN. days ago. A husband and wife ordered breakfast at a McDonald's drive-thru, but when they got home, they learned the bag contained the fast food restaurant's bank drop. However, the local residents did the "right thing" and returned the bag of money.

The McDonald's bag of cash turned out to be one heck of a Happy Meal, and for many, it could have been an early Christmas gift, citing a Dec. 5 News Channel 5 report.

Greg Terry and his wife, Stacey, visited a McDonald's location on Lebanon Road, ordered breakfast in the to-go line, and proceeded home. Lo and behold, when they opened the bag, it contained three clear bags filled with money and coins, obviously, the store's bank drop.

On the McDonald's bag of money, Greg's wife had this to say:

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," said Mrs. Terry.

Moments later, a female McDonald's crew member arrived to the Terry's home, "clearly shaken," according to Mrs. Terry, and informed them about the mistake. And without thinking twice, the couple handed over the bag of cash.

In the midst of nationwide minimum wage protests, one reader on social media quipped that if McDonald's is handing out bags of cash to customers; perhaps this explains why retail and fast-food workers are "underpaid."

It's a spin on a strange news story, but it couldn't have come at a better time to put a spin on the plight of millions of struggling workers across the United States.

While it's unclear if a reward for the return of the store's money is in order, but the owner and operator of the McDonald's had this to say about the Terry's:

We are grateful for this customer and the action they took upon realizing out error. We are looking into 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."

The gracious -- and honest -- couple said they don't "want anyone to lose their job; it was a simple and honest mistake," according to

Given the chance, how many people would return the McDonald's bag of cash?


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