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A McDonald’s cash mistake left one couple with a bag stuffed with expensive bills, though the big mistake was righted by the good-hearted fast food guests this week. Greg and Stacye Terry of Tenn. bought a usual breakfast order through their local McDonald’s drive-thru, but instead of receiving their food, found thousands of dollars in cash in their take-home bag instead, Yahoo! News offers this Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.

The McDonald’s cash mix-up originated with a McDonald’s employee accidentally mistaking a bag full of money — which was in fact a bank deposit — for a bag full of food. When the Terry couple came up to the drive-thru window to pick up their meal, the employee unwittingly gave them the bag stuffed with bills, as the money had been (apparently) placed too close to the take-out line.

"My husband opened the bag and discovered the money inside," Stacye Terry told News Channel 5 on the McDonald’s cash grab."He said, ‘You are not going to believe this.' Sure enough, it was their bank deposit money."

The plentiful amount of bills, all adding up to thousands of dollars, was soon returned by the moral couple, who said that they simply couldn’t live with keeping the ill-gotten money. They did, however, decide to treat themselves a little bit by posting a photo of the money on Facebook and Twitter, where the images soon went viral.

"My first thing was let's get in the truck and take it back," said Stacye, who felt she had to right the situation. "There is no other way to have it. I couldn't live with myself."

The couple has said that despite the surprising McDonald’s cash mistake, they will soon be coming back to McDonald’s for their favorite breakfast meal, but this time, said guest Greg Terry, "I'm sure we'll leave with our normal breakfast order, not cash."

The Tenn. McDonald's company offered a public thanks to the couple for their honesty for returning the bills and bank deposit.

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