“Do good, people!” That’s the message from a McDonald’s customer who claims she was handed $5,000 in cash instead of her breakfast roll, then returned to the restaurant to return it.
In a video posted on TikTok last week, Josiah Vargas recorded himself sitting in his car while parked in the fast food chain’s lot.
The camera returns a plastic bag to his passenger seat, he admits he ordered a sausage McMuffin but instead hands over a bag full of wads of cash.
“What is this? Why do they do this?’ he said. “I have to return because I’m a good person. Why [they] shall I do this? You know how bad I want this money?”
Vargas then filmed himself walking back into the McDonald’s, with the staff screaming in relief as he placed the money on the counter. “I want to hug you,” said one. Another said to him: “You are a blessing from God.”
A smiling Vargas was shown back in his car saying staff were “crying and hugging [him]”.
For his good Samaritan act of kindness, he claims he gets free McDonald’s for a month, and even has a little bonus thrown on top.
“As soon as I drove away they called me back to give me $200 – do good people,” he added.
The video – which features ‘#dogoodthings’ – has been viewed 2.3 million times. It has 489,000 likes and nearly 23,000 comments, many of which congratulate Vargas for doing the right thing.
Besides becoming an internet sensation, Josiah was also awarded $1,067 by his new fans.
A GoFundMe which seems to have been set up by Vargas’ brother is linked to his TikTok profile. It says: “My little brother went through a McDonald’s drive-through the other day and received a bag full of money. This is 100% a test from the universe.
“Let’s come together and take this man’s money.” He deserves it. He is one of the most honest and hard workers I know. ”
In response he posted a video, saying: “This is crazy. I didn’t expect anyone to donate. Thank you! I don’t know what to say. This is your sign of doing good things to people. man.”
McDonald’s has been contacted for comment.
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