A Texas mother handed out dozens of free cheeseburgers to neighbors after her two-year-old son accidentally ordered 31 on his phone.
Kelsey Golden said she was working at home Monday when her son Barrett started “pulling” on his phone to play with it, the mother told CNN.
“He likes to look at his reflection,” he said, but that day “he starts pressing the screen, swinging it like his arm is a roller coaster.”
What she didn’t realize was that her phone had been unlocked and her son was able to order 31 cheeseburgers on DoorDash, a food delivery app.
Ms Golden said she only realized what had happened when a phone notification told her the order was taking longer than usual.
The notification took Ms. Golden by surprise because, although she sometimes ordered DoorDash for her other children’s packed lunches, she didn’t do so that day. She called the children’s school to see if they had received a request, but a staff member said no.
“Right when he said that, he was outside playing with Barrett on the porch,” Ms. Golden said. “A car pulls up and I was like, ‘what’?”
“So I walked over, and she pulled out a giant McDonald’s bag and said ’31 cheeseburgers?'” he continued. “I thought, oh my God, he really did this.”
The cost of the order came to $91.70 and Barrett left a “really generous” tip of 25 percent, her mother said.
He resorted to offering his cheeseburgers to friends and neighbors on Facebook, in a now-viral post.
“I have 31 free cheeseburgers from McDonald’s if anyone is interested,” he wrote. “Apparently my 2-year-old knows how to order door-to-door.”
Among those who ate was a pregnant mother who ordered six of the burgers, Golden said, and the others were delivered to her closest neighbors.
The local McDonald’s then invited the mother to take Barrett to meet pets, take photos and eat free chicken nuggets on Friday, she added.