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Couple opens McDonald's bag at drive-thru and sees big stack of cash
"My husband opened the bag and discovered the money inside, he said, 'You are not going to believe this,'" the woman said.
Jake Manning
11.18.21

When you open up the bag you’ve been given at a fast-food restaurant, chances are, you’d find your order of food inside. Right? Well…not for this couple.

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It was a regular day in Tennessee for Greg and Stayce when they decided to get McDonald’s to go.

Hermitage, Tennessee, Greg, and Stayce Terry decided to get a breakfast snack from their local McDonald’s but were given something much different. Instead of their order, they received a McDonald’s bag full of cash, full of thousands of dollars.

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This bag that was supposed to be deposited into the bank somehow ended up at the drive-thru, and without check-in the bag assuming it was their food, the Terry’s drove off. Whenever they realized what was in the bag, they did the right thing and returned it.

Greg Terry says,

“This will never happen again for us at least not in our lifetime”

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Although the Terry’s didn’t keep the cash, they will be telling this story for years to come.

The Terry’s overall find the incident funny and surprising, with Stayce recalling the moment as such,

“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.”

However, the biggest thing Greg noticed was even though they got an immense amount of cash; they didn’t get their order. It was a good amount of money, and Stayce jokes that she could have done some shopping. The worker whose bag it was noticed the mistake and luckily was able to catch up with the Terrys.

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The woman whose money it was was nervous they would try to keep it, but luckily they were good samaritans.

Stayce Terry recalls the girl being shaken and visibly upset, rightfully so as that was a lot of money to give away accidentally. However, the Terrys immediately returned the money without even thinking twice.

Stayce tells NewsChannel5 the thoughts that went through her head as she learned what the money was for,

“The second that she 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.”

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After this experience, the Terry’s are looking forward to their next trip to McDonald’s, hoping another surprise like this comes their way. With them doing the right thing and giving the money back, karma should be on their side, so we shall see what happens!

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McDonald’s came out and made a statement apologizing to the couple for their error.

McDonald’s came out and issued an apology to the Terry’s and thanked them for doing the right thing and also said they were glad to be a part of a community of such good people. The Terry’s have made it clear they don’t want anyone to lose their job over this incident because it was just a simple mistake.

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The Terry’s are sincere and upstanding people for doing what they did. As tempting as keeping all that cash would be, we hope most people would be like the Terry’s and do the right thing.

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By Jake Manning
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Jake Manning is a senior writer at Shareably. He can be reached at hi@shareably.net
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