A Texas mom discovered an vital lesson about leaving her cellphone unlocked after her 2-year-old son by chance ordered 31 McDonald’s cheeseburgers from DoorDash.
On Monday, Kelsey Golden, who works in media advertising for a college, was engaged on the college’s annual yearbook on her laptop at dwelling. She was transferring images from her cellphone to her laptop when her 2-year-old son Barrett began “yanking” on her cellphone, she informed CNN.
Golden defined that her son loves the digital camera function on her cellphone. “He likes to look at his reflection,” she mentioned, as an alternative of enjoying video games or doing different actions on her cellphone.
But this time, Barrett didn’t simply stare at his reflection. “He starts pressing the screen, swinging it around like his arm is a roller coaster,” she mentioned.
Then, Golden obtained a notification that her DoorDash order was taking longer than ordinary – which was uncommon, as a result of though she typically ordered DoorDash for her two older kids’s lunches at college, that morning she had packed their lunches.
A piece colleague furthered the confusion when she informed Golden that her kids have been certainly consuming their packed lunches at college – no DoorDash in sight.
“Right as she said that, I was outside playing with Barrett on the porch,” she mentioned. “A car pulls in and I was like, ‘what’? so I went over to it, and she gets out a giant McDonald’s bag and is like ’31 cheeseburgers?’”
At first, Golden mentioned, she thought the supply driver was on the mistaken home. “Then it dawned on me that Barrett was playing with my phone,” she mentioned. “I went back and looked at my phone and an order was placed at that time that he was playing with my phone.”
“I thought, oh my gosh, he really did this.”
The unintended order was much more misplaced as a result of “no one in our family likes cheeseburgers,” mentioned Golden. So she posted on her city Facebook web page providing free cheeseburgers.
“It kind of blew up from there.”
“One woman came by, she was pregnant and wanted six of them,” she mentioned. “No judgment.” She added that she additionally donated some cheeseburgers to neighbors.
The complete order got here out to $91.70, partially as a result of Barret left a “really generous” 25 p.c tip, mentioned Golden.
She mentioned she had “no idea” that the mishap would go viral. On Friday, she and Barrett have been invited to a meet-up with McDonald’s workers, the place her son was capable of meet the corporate mascots, take images, and luxuriate in some hen nuggets.
Golden hopes that her son’s “fluke” order helps brighten individuals’s days.
“I hope it spreads a little humor in a sad dark world,” she mentioned.