Photo by David Lally.
The best feel-good food story from this past Father’s Day Weekend goes to 167 McDonald’s customers who passed through the drive-thru at a franchise in Scottsburg, Indiana.
The first of these drivers chose to pay for a dad and the four kids in his car behind him, according to WDRB. From there, each of the following 166 drivers chose to pay for the car behind them, creating an impressive streak of kindness that lasted from the initial good deed at 8:30 pm to when the drive-thru closed at midnight.
The McDonald’s employee manning the drive-thru during the whole thing told WDRB that customers didn’t believe the streak would run for so long, with some claiming it wouldn’t get past 100. However, the community of Scottsburg proved those doubters wrong.
Granted, this isn’t the longest pay-it-forward streak to have occurred at a McDonald’s. 250 customers pulled off the same feat in 2015 at a Florida location of the fast food chain. Nor is it even close to the longest reported streak, which occurred at a Starbucks in 2013 with nearly 1,500 participants.
Still, in a time when there seems to be so much negativity in the press, stories like these always manage to warm our hearts.