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Saturday, 19 December 2020

Woman who saw a rude man THROW his drink at a pregnant McDonald's employee - because he didn't want ICE - raises $1,700 for her online after sharing the shocking story

 A McDonald's customer raised $1,700 for a pregnant employee after watching another customer angrily throw his drink at her.  

Feroza Syed was waiting in the drive-thru line at a McDonald's in suburban Atlanta when she watched with a horror as a man in the car in front of her threw his soda at the McDonald's employee, Bryanna, in the window.

When she drove up and saw the wet, crying employee — who also happened to be six months pregnant — she felt compelled to help, and managed to raise $1,700 from Facebook friends and followers.

Good deeds: A McDonald's customer raised $1,700 for a pregnant employee after watching another customer angrily throw his drink at her

Good deeds: A McDonald's customer raised $1,700 for a pregnant employee after watching another customer angrily throw his drink at her

Rude! Feroza Syed was in the drive-thru line at a McDonald's near Atlanta when she watched a man in front of her throw his soda at the McDonald's employee, Bryanna (stock image)

Rude! Feroza Syed was in the drive-thru line at a McDonald's near Atlanta when she watched a man in front of her throw his soda at the McDonald's employee, Bryanna (stock image)

Feroza wrote on Facebook that she was 'fuming' when she saw the man toss his drink in Bryanna's face.  

'It covered her in sticky syrup, her hair, shoes, and shirt were soaked. She was crying when I pulled up next,' Feroza said.

Bryanna, whose name she only learned later, explained that the man was angry because he didn't want ice in his drink.

Feroza apologized, offered to call the police, and gave her a $20 tip.

But she was still angry when she got home, and took to Facebook to share what had happened.

'Tried to get out of my car to kick his a**, but I was blocked in. Y'all can do better,' she wrote. 

She then hatched an idea, and asked other people on Facebook to send donations, big or small, that she could pass on to Bryanna.


Doing something! Feroza was 'fuming' about it and hatched a plan to solicit donations as a gift for Bryanna. She also managed to write down the man's license plate number

Doing something! Feroza was 'fuming' about it and hatched a plan to solicit donations as a gift for Bryanna. She also managed to write down the man's license plate number

Going off: She took to Facebook to complain about the aggressive man, and then started getting donations

Within 24 hours, she'd reached $1,700 — mostly made up of donations of $5, $10, and $20 —and contacted the McDonald's to ask if she could get in touch with Bryanna. 

'[Feroza] was like ..."I have a surprise for you and I really want to give it to you in person" so I sent her my address,' Bryanna told CNN

'She gave me the envelope and I couldn't do nothing but cry because I wasn't expecting that.'

The help was especially welcome since Bryanna hadn't been allowed to return to work since the incident.

'She’s so sweet, has a good head on her shoulders, and could really use the funds since she’s not allowed to work right now,' Feroza said.

After reaching out to the McDonald's, she got in contact with Bryanna and dropped off the cash, leaving the young woman in tears

After reaching out to the McDonald's, she got in contact with Bryanna and dropped off the cash, leaving the young woman in tears

Pay it forward Feroza said that when people see good deeds, it inspires others to do the right thing

Pay it forward Feroza said that when people see good deeds, it inspires others to do the right thing

To help her further, Feroza shared Bryanna's cashapp username online, and has also encouraged people to donate baby items. Bryanna is due February 21.

She had also managed to jot down the man's license plate number, which she gave to Bryanna. 

In a follow-up post, Feroza stressed that, in sharing the story, she doesn't want to promote 'stereotypes of young Black women needing assistance' or 'a young Black mother, in poverty.'

She noted that Bryanna is 'a hardworking, smart, intelligent woman who is more than capable of taking care of herself and her child'. 

'She didn’t ask for this or any assistance. I provided it as a gift as a person who saw another mistreated,' she added.

But she did want to share what happened to inspire others to do good.

Go-getter: She noted that Bryanna is 'a hardworking, smart, intelligent woman who is more than capable of taking care of herself and her child'

Go-getter: She noted that Bryanna is 'a hardworking, smart, intelligent woman who is more than capable of taking care of herself and her child'

Be kind! During the pandemic, in particular, she hopes more people perform similar acts of kindness.

Be kind! During the pandemic, in particular, she hopes more people perform similar acts of kindness. 

'Doing the right thing inspires others to do the right thing, and what I keep learning again and again and again is when you see something like this or any situation where someone is being mistreated or harmed ... all it takes is one person to change the narrative,' she said.

During the pandemic, in particular, she hopes more people perform similar acts of kindness. 

'When we talk about how to give back to our essential workers who put their lives on the line feeding, housing, shopping, and providing health care for us — remember that anyone can do what I did,' she said.

'The intention was to give with nothing in return, as any gift should be,' she added.

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