On Monday, Kelsey Golden, who works in media marketing for a school, was working on the school’s annual yearbook on her home computer. She was transferring photos from her phone to her computer when her 2-year-old son, Barrett, started “pulling” his phone, she told CNN.
Golden explained that his son loves his phone’s camera feature. “He likes to look at his reflection,” she said, instead of playing games or doing other activities on his phone.
But this time, Barrett didn’t just stare at her reflection. “He starts pressing on the screen, swinging it like his arm is a rollercoaster,” she said.
Then Golden received a notification that her DoorDash order was taking longer than usual – which was unusual, as although she sometimes ordered DoorDash for lunches for her two older children at school this morning – there she had prepared their lunches.
A co-worker added to the confusion when she told Golden that her children were indeed eating their school lunchboxes – no DoorDash in sight.
“At the time she said that, I was outside playing with Barrett on the porch,” she said. “A car pulls up and I’m like ‘what’? So I walk up to her, and she pulls out a giant bag of McDonald’s and it’s like ’31 cheeseburgers’?”
At first, Golden said, she thought the delivery driver was in the wrong house. “Then I realized Barrett was playing with my phone,” she said. “I went back and looked at my phone and an order was placed at the time he was playing with my phone.”
“I thought, oh my God, he really did this.”
“It kind of exploded from there.”
“A woman came, she was pregnant and wanted six,” she said. “No judgment.” She added that she also donated cheeseburgers to neighbors.
The total order came to $91.70, in part because Barret left a “really generous” 25% tip, Golden said.
She said she had “no idea” the incident would go viral. On Friday, she and Barrett were invited to a meet and greet with McDonald’s staff, where her son got to meet the company’s mascots, take photos and eat chicken nuggets.
Golden hopes his son’s “lucky fluke” order will help brighten people’s days.
“I hope it spreads some humor in a dark and sad world,” she said.
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