A COUPLE were left stunned after they accidentally got a takeout bag full of thousands of dollars in cash at McDonald’s.
Greg and Stacye Terry were on a routine visit to their local McDonald’s when they made the surprising find.
The couple, from Tennessee, USA, ordered breakfast and were given a bag of goods they believed to be food.
Instead, they got the bill from the restaurant, which was to be collected from the bank.
The thoughtful couple returned the money when they found out it was from McDonalds.
Stacye told NewsChannel5: “My husband opened the bag and discovered the money inside.
“He said, ‘You’re not going to believe this.’ Sure enough, it was their bank deposit.”
Stacye said that as soon as they found out it was a deposit, her “first was: let’s get in the truck and take it back”.
“There’s no other way to get it. I could never live with myself,” she added.
A McDonald’s employee eventually met the couple and was handed the money.
The restaurant owner said: “We are grateful for this customer and the action they took when they realized our mistake.
“We are investigating why this mistake happened, but the most important thing for us is to know that we are part of a community with the values that were proven by this person’s actions.”
Meanwhile, a woman from Jackson, Georgia, was tempted to keep the cash she found in her KFC takeout purse.
JoAnne Oliver was left stunned when she discovered $543 in her chicken sandwich after picking up her lunch.
She was on her way to the local KFC drive-through during her lunch break before going back to work.
After returning to the office to enjoy her meal, the grandmother was stunned to discover a pile of money under her sandwich.
Despite being in huge debt, she knew she couldn’t keep the money and warned the authorities.
She told WSB-TV, “I started counting it and when I got to $500 I stopped and just put it back in the envelope, closed the envelope, put the sandwich back the way I got it and just shoved it aside until the officer has come here.”
JoAnne — whose fuel tank was nearly empty at the time — joked that she was tempted to go shopping.
She added: “For a second. We thought about going shopping. I said I should have kept a 20 because I’m on E.
“If you don’t do the right thing, it will come back to you.
“I mean, it wasn’t mine. I didn’t have to keep it. I’ll get mine in the future.
“It comes back twofold.”
After an investigation, Jackson police said the fast food chain’s daily deposit had been accidentally stuffed into JoAnne’s purse.