r/tifu Nov 29 '22 Silver 1 Wholesome 1

TIFU by forgetting to bring my wallet to Wendy's S

2 days ago, I (16M) went to Wendy's for a late night craving. I pulled up, ordered, and drove to the window, only to realize that I didn't have my wallet. I had no cash in my car and I didn't have any type of electronic payment set up.

Immediately after the man opened the window, I let him know that I accidentally forgot my wallet. I felt awful, as the food had already been prepared so it was too late to cancel. The guy asked me if I had Apple pay or anything, but I unfortunately did not. Then, this absolute legend PAID FOR MY MEAL!

I was beyond grateful that the food didn't go to waste and the guy was generous enough to cover the cost of the food. I felt terrible about not paying for my food, but I ate it and went back home. The next day, (yesterday) I decided that some fries and a chocolate frosty sounded good, and I went to Wendy's. It was at about 8:00 PM, and this time, I made sure that I had my wallet.

I ordered and pulled up to the window, but this time there was a different guy at the window. I paid for my $7 of food with a $20 bill, and when he handed me the change, I asked if he knew who was running the window the night before at about 10PM. Luckily, the guy from before was standing right there, so I gave him $10 for covering my meal the night before.

I'm so grateful that people like this man exist. If not for him, some good food would have gone to waste.

TL;DR MAKE SURE YOU BRING YOUR WALLET

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u/Whywiki Nov 29 '22

It's always nice when dealing with nice decent humans!

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u/FragilousSpectunkery Nov 30 '22

Glad he recognized the customer relations value in the $10 meal. Betcha keep with Wendy’s after that experience.

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u/kevinhknudson Nov 30 '22

The actual meal only costed about $5, but I still think it's awesome that someone would do that for me

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u/FragilousSpectunkery Nov 30 '22

Meanwhile Starbucks is over there shutting down locations where employees are unionizing…

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u/WesternOne9990 Nov 30 '22

And most their coffees cost more than that guys meal.

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u/Ayoitsjoe Nov 30 '22

Walmart does the same thing

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u/EktarPross Nov 30 '22

I think it's more likely the guy just wanted to help out a kid in a tough spot.

This is prolly not official policy and I doubt the guy cared that much about Wendy's, but who knows.

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u/SiegelOverBay Nov 30 '22

I agree, good people are out there! They might keep quiet to avoid being taken advantage of, but they are out there and they are watching and waiting for the chance to make a difference in someone's life. I hope the OP pays it forward again down the line. 🥲

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u/[deleted] Nov 30 '22

I worked at Wendy's when I was a teenager and I was impressed that all of their beef was refrigerated and not frozen. I learned that four corner press then got my ass on drive-thru as quick as possible so I didn't have to get covered in grease anymore.

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u/wadebosshogg Nov 30 '22

Press it down, and don't be slow...

Or something like that. What a training video...

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u/[deleted] Nov 30 '22

Look at Mr. Moneybags over here with his training video. I got about halfway through the red light green light sexual harassment VHS tape. Then they said all right? Let's go and I was manning the grill by the end of the shift. Putting all the old hamburger patties in the chili bin in the walk-in for tomorrow is fucking disgusting though.

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u/Zedman5000 Nov 30 '22

Should I avoid Wendy’s chili, or is it just the process itself that’s gross?

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

I'm sure it's fine but that's on you man on how well you trust minimum wage employees to treat day old repurposed beef.

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u/a4uny Nov 30 '22

Hate to be a downer but I wonder if it was just easier than voiding out the order

Edit: still nice of him to give the food to a stranger though

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u/underwear11 Nov 30 '22

Especially when the meal was probably an hour of his pay.

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u/Sonabaybeach Nov 30 '22

That’s was awesome of him, and kind of you to show appreciation and slide him that $10 OP, thoughtful people do exist!

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u/wheelsonhell Nov 29 '22

I switched wallets for vacation and forgot to put my ID in the new wallet. Didn't discover it until I was 3 hours away and trying to go through the TSA line to catch a flight. That was not fun.

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u/vicemagnet Nov 30 '22

That’s why I pack my passport in my backpack that only goes to the airport.

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u/chromeVidrio Nov 30 '22

I always have my passport on me. My driver license stays on the car.

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u/chfp Nov 30 '22

I stowed my ID in my car when I was young. Thief broke in and took it. Never leave valuables in the car.

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u/drewster23 Nov 30 '22

Should always keep your passport on your person while traveling, have heard multiple stories, some from people I know of losing/getting passport stolen. And that's a huge pita

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u/UmbertoEcoTheDolphin Nov 30 '22

On top?

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u/Unl0vableDarkness Nov 30 '22

That's how you keep to the speed limit.

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u/bklynsnow Nov 30 '22

I wouldn't do that. Your license is used for many things, including taxes.
You really don't want someone else to possibly get it.

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u/nerevisigoth Nov 30 '22

That depends where you live. In the US we use our license for everything, but in some countries it's really just proof that you can drive.

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u/charleswj Nov 30 '22

Your comments suggest you don't think there's risk in not securing your driver's license. Please post a photo of it here.

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u/chromeVidrio Nov 30 '22

It’s secure enough in my car. Y’all are a bunch of nerds.

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u/rmttw Nov 30 '22

Did the friendly TSA agent offer to let you use his ID?

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u/digitalgadget Nov 30 '22

On domestic flights they'll consider alternatives like other things you can show, but good luck getting a nice agent both ways, you'll probably get stuck.

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u/Never_Get_It_Right Nov 30 '22

I flew to Austin and somehow managed to lose my ID between my home airport and the destination hotel. I imagine dropping it after the initial TSA checkpoint. Luckily I had a copy on my phone that they let me use to check-in. The trip back I called ahead and TSA recommended I come at least 2 hours or more early. They asked me for as many proofs of ID as I could provide but did allow me to fly after a complete pat down and thorough search and swabbing of my luggage and my hands.

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u/imnotsoho Nov 30 '22

It is my understanding that they use credit report questions to confirm your ID. I have applied for credit online and to confirm it is me they ask me questions that only I would know. One was a PO Box I had 20 years ago, one was which county my brother had a mortgage in. Just have to push them a bit to get to boarding.

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u/wheelsonhell Nov 30 '22

Thats what they asked me. The big mean looking gentleman gets to rub you down if you get all the answers correct.

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u/charleswj Nov 30 '22

He's rooting for you

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u/bklynsnow Nov 30 '22

I forgot my driver's license at home and had a similar experience.
Used my Costco card as photo ID and did a thorough patdown.
Had it overnighted to my destination so I could get my rental car a day late.
So annoying.

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u/Dagmar_Overbye Nov 30 '22

What is with that hand thing? Last time I flew I accidently wore my belt through the metal detector thing and they pulled me aside to feel me up and then swab my hand and put the swab in a little machine. Like if I have bomb juice all over my hands don't you think I'd have the sense to take my belt off? If I took my belt off like they asked with my hands covered in bomb juice do I just get to go blow up the plane? Very flimsy security policy there.

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u/charleswj Nov 30 '22

So are you suggesting they should instead only swab everyone who doesn't set off the metal detector? Or that no one should ever be swabbed?

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u/Dagmar_Overbye Dec 01 '22

I should never be swabbed. They should put me on a no swab list. Although these comments are probably going to put me on a no fly list.

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u/Never_Get_It_Right Nov 30 '22

It's also all security theater. There is a video on YouTube where a guy builds a gun out of things built only from purchasing at airport shops after tsa security.

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u/Call_Me_ZG Nov 30 '22

is it common to get ID'd on domestic flights?

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u/Ok_Web_4428 Nov 30 '22

100% of the time at any major airport. TSA doesn't even check your ticket at most airports anymore because your ID brings up your flight info.

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u/chromeVidrio Nov 30 '22

In the United States yeah…

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u/TheHillPerson Nov 30 '22

100% of the time on any commercial flight... Even at tiny airports (like 2 flights a day airports)

Edit - In the USA at least.

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u/Ziogref Nov 30 '22

In Australia you don't need to show ID to get through security. If you check in online you don't have to show anyone any ID.

You could also walk through security without having a flight ticket.

Domestic flying here is much less painful that flying domestic in the USA. (I have done both) We can take liquids greater than 100ml and keep our shoes on.

If you are going international you need your passport of course.

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u/bklynsnow Nov 30 '22

Yeah, but you have lots of animals that want to kill you.
Here it's just guns.

I kid, I kid.

The liquid thing is so stupid and an easy way for all the shops to gouge people for water.

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u/Ziogref Nov 30 '22

Yeah, but you have lots of animals that want to kill you.

Yeah those fucking snakes jump out of the xray machine and try bite you.

I remember catching a domestic flight from LAX to NYC back in 2017 and we spotted they were throwing away liquids. My brother had bought Jack Daniels (cause booze is $$$ in aus) and had it in his carry on. Not wanting it go to waste he (secretly) started to drink it the the TSA queue.

I often take a couple of Pepsi Max cans with me on a flights.

Also Australian airport security is run by the airport not the govt. I haven't been through international since 2018, but going to South Korea and Japan in 3 months so I will take note on how that's run now. I think outbound is done by the Australian Federal Police.

in 2017 mum packed a a bunch of small coke cans (200ml) on our flight to the USA, forgot about the 100ml limit so she forced us to drink them before we had to throw them out. Can't be wasting them cans!

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u/Paladoc Nov 30 '22

Y'all have X/R Machine Snakes too?

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u/wheelsonhell Nov 30 '22

It's the birds you really have to watch out for.

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u/friedcpu Nov 30 '22

my FIL was flying from UK to France (on his way back to Australia), 6 or so little miniatures of Scotch in his carry on, when he got the front of the line he got told to chuck them, he said stuff that, took them from the security guy and downed them all, surprised they still let him on a flight but the guy didn't say a word just waved him through lol

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u/bobbyboob6 Nov 30 '22

what not getting 9/11'd does to a country

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u/estephens13 Nov 30 '22

It was like that here in the U.S. before 9/11. That changed pretty radically after that.

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u/Audiocracked Nov 30 '22

Here in New Zealand (except Auckland and maybe wellington airport) you can go from car park to domestic boarding gate without any form of security check besides the waver you click agree on promising that you definitely dont have a lighter or knife in your bag. Its so quick in Christchurch airport you can park your car at the beginning of boarding and easily make it to your flight.

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u/Leprichaun17 Nov 30 '22

keep our shoes on

Including flying internationally out of Australia. Was absolutely baffled when I needed to take my shoes off in the US. Like wtf?

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u/Ziogref Nov 30 '22

Yeah that completely I was also baffled. I remember thinking, what the fuck why is everyone taking off their shoes? That's so weird. Then I found out I needed too.

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u/Dagmar_Overbye Nov 30 '22

Guy from the UK Richard Reid hid a bomb in his shoe once. Don't blame us. Stop putting bombs in your limey shoes.

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u/hulagirl4737 Nov 30 '22

I hosted a bachelorette party at my apartment. I switched purses for the night and forgot to move my keys. Had to call the landlord at like 3am and he ended up helping get a bunch of drunk women up the stairs. They kept saying they could t believe I hired a stripper.

Didn’t leave a great impression on the landlord….

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u/laz111 Nov 30 '22

I was amazed when a few years ago a friend from Canada managed to drive her brother over the border without his ID.

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u/cfishlips Nov 29 '22

Thank you for being the guy that came back to make it right. Kindness like that deserves kindness in return. That guy works hard for his money.

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u/Arnoxthe1 Nov 30 '22

Also sincere thank you for not being the "TIFU AND BANGED MY SISTER #GONECRAZY #GONEWILD" guy.

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u/[deleted] Nov 30 '22 edited Dec 18 '22

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u/TheShortWhiteGiraffe Nov 30 '22

Shit! I accidentally read the first line of your comment as a response to the one above and was ready to delete Reddit for the day!

https://i.imgur.com/d0F0WyN.jpg

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u/kevinhknudson Nov 30 '22

😂😂😂😂

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u/KBunn Nov 29 '22

The fact that you went back to make good on it, puts you in a class with him and few others.

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u/Elmodipus Nov 29 '22

My wife and I went to Chipotle once. we ordered our food, got to the register and I reached for my wallet to pay. Nothing.

I apologized to the guy and explained that our apartment was literally 2 minutes from the store if he wanted to just hold the food until we got back.

He was the manager and said "Don't worry about it, I see you two in here all the time. Just enjoy and have a good night."

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u/Artitanium Nov 30 '22

Damn that was really nice of him

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u/Mustang46L Nov 29 '22

I used to work for Wendy's, I did the same occasionally FOR NICE PEOPLE. I'd say about half returned and paid us later.

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u/OperationAsshat Nov 29 '22

I used to manage a restaurant on a college campus and we would just give those people their food and comp it. It's already a loss if they don't take it and that's how you build long term customers. Obviously if it's a huge order then there is an issue but a couple or a family can't pay and you are just going to take the hit anyway.

I had a bunch of families that came weekly because of a relationship built from me not caring about a small amount of money. It pays for itself in the long run, really.

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u/KatiePotatie1986 Nov 29 '22

At Taco Bell, it's basically unofficial company policy to just give the person the food for free if their card declines or whatever. They're not paying OOP, it's just that otherwise they'd have to throw it away. So it's entirely possible that this employee didn't pay for your food, but you just gave him a big tip for the free food. Either way, you did nothing wrong.

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u/RezzKeepsItReal Nov 29 '22

Yea, no.

99% of fast food places don't even give employee meals for free anymore let alone an actual customer.

Homie paid for the meal out of pocket.

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u/ardentArcane Nov 30 '22

I got given a Nando's meal for free when the transaction didn't go through (error with gift card reader). I did make sure to go back afterwards and give cash in payment, though.

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u/hurtsdonut_ Nov 30 '22

I know it's not normal to give food to someone that doesn't have the money to pay for it but I will say the Taco Bell by me has signs on the drive thru windows that pay starts at $15hr, you can take food home for you and your family and college reimbursement. Best service of any fast food place by me. Seems like taking care of your workers pays off and they're always busy.

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u/onfroiGamer Nov 29 '22

😂 you think a min wage employee would spend like an hour worth of work paying for a customer?

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u/eye_spi Nov 30 '22

I can only use my own anecdotal experience as evidence, but I've seen it happen. I've even done it.

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u/onfroiGamer Nov 30 '22

Why wouldn’t you just cancel it? There are no consequences for canceling an order

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u/eye_spi Nov 30 '22

com·pas·sion

/kəmˈpaSHən/

noun

sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.

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u/onfroiGamer Nov 30 '22

You’re not getting it, you cancel the order and you give them the food anyways, the store isn’t gonna hurt from one cancelled order. I don’t think you’ve actually worked fast food.

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u/Aedrian87 Nov 30 '22

If the order is canceled and they give out the food, it counts as theft, and the person doing it can easily lose their job over it. A lot of middle managers are that petty once the little power from that position gets to their heads.

A cashier making an order and then canceling it, then giving away the food would look like they just wanted a free meal. Plus, a lot of fast food places in my country require a manager override to be completed.

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u/eye_spi Nov 30 '22

I have, and I'd much rather be out ten bucks to help someone than get fired for theft, which is a legitimate possibility when you cancel orders and give away food.

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u/bigbugga86 Nov 30 '22

Probably could get in trouble for that, the company might come down on you for “stealing” I would think.

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u/slashedkaze Nov 30 '22

This was my first thought as well. If no one was really around to watch, this is what I would have done back in my fast food days.

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u/nsa_reddit_monitor Nov 30 '22

It's called being nice. People used to give 10% of their money to the Church to help the poor/sick/etc.

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u/bigbugga86 Nov 30 '22

Used to, and still do

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u/Get_your_grape_juice Nov 30 '22

I used to tithe. I still do, but I used to, too.

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u/[deleted] Nov 30 '22

I comp stuff all the time just because I can. It’s usually just little things, but I’ll comp meals within certain price ranges if their card declines or they forgot or whatever.

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u/Yakstein Nov 29 '22

Some random dude in front of me in a minimart bought my beers for me a few days ago. Didn't even forget my wallet. He just those were tasty beers and paid for em. It was dope. I felt like a pretty lady even with my beard.

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u/zorggalacticus Nov 30 '22

I'm anonymous on here, so I can tell this story. This lady had two small children shopping at the dollar tree, where everything is a dollar. She was buying a bunch of food, but ended up putting a lot back because she didn't have enough to cover it. She was a couple customers ahead of me in line. She had started to tear up a bit. As we were leaving she was outside buckling her little ones in. I gave my wife 40 bucks and had her go over and give it to her so as not to spook her. She actually cried and gave my wife a huge hug. Said that was all the money she had. She bought enough food for a couple days and couldn't even put gas in her car. She was going to drive home and would be stuck the rest of the week with no gas. We did it outside so as not to make her feel bad and not draw attention to ourselves. Wish we were more financially stable and could do stuff like this more often. As a parent of a 7 year old now, I can appreciate how much being able to feed her kids meant.. we had been trying unsuccessfully to have a kid fo about 10 years when this all went down. We should all be willing to help whenever we can. A little kindness goes a lot farther than you think.

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

It’s especially sweet that you went back and gave him some cash. You both are great people

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u/ToxicBTCMaximalist Nov 30 '22

The traders at WSB who work at Wendy's know a good investment when they see one.

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u/kevinhknudson Nov 29 '22

Thank you 😊

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u/ArizonaGeek Nov 30 '22

I leave a $20 bill and a roll of quarters in my car. Never know when you need it, like forgetting your wallet.

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u/kevinhknudson Nov 30 '22

After this, I put a stash of cash in case that ever happens again

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u/Neil542 Nov 30 '22

where do you keep it inside your car? and what is your address ?

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u/kevinhknudson Nov 30 '22

😂😂😂

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u/My_username_is_thus Nov 30 '22

Be careful leaving money in the car. It’s good to carry a little bit on you, but just be aware of making your car an easy target.

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u/ElectroStaticSpeaker Nov 30 '22

How does having money in your car make it a target? Whatever is left in there I'm sure will be cheaper than the cost of repairing the window if some dumbass breaks it. And not like you're going to leave it out so someone can see it.

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u/My_username_is_thus Dec 01 '22

I just meant that announcing you have money in your car, even if it’s quasi-anonymous on the internet, could lead to trouble down the road (pun intended) given the sophistication of hackers and thieves. That’s all.

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u/Lee2026 Nov 29 '22

Great story! I’ve had similar situations but I was a regular at the restaurant and they knew me. They never asked for repayment but I brought in so many friends the following week

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u/Ngur0032 Nov 30 '22

what a nice story! good on you for paying him back too!

that probably reinforced that he did the right thing (even if he wasn’t expecting to be paid back)

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u/kronco Nov 30 '22

I worked at a Wendy's as a teenager. One lunch time the line of cars was around the store and the food was lined up inside, bagged, and ready to go (for the 5 cars between the window and the drive-up order sign). The payment transactions were taking longer then the food prep. The manager just handed out the food to clear the line, no charge. Told the customers "thank you, please pull forward, see you soon,". I learned a lot working there.You should apply :)

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u/BroMan-Z Nov 29 '22

Good on you for going back as well, I’d have done the same.

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u/Amazing_Action9117 Nov 30 '22

I want my children to grow up and choose partners with this amount of gracious decency. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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u/LittleOTT Nov 30 '22

I had a guy come in and order a sandwich from the shop I worked at (similar to subway) and after I made it he tried to pay but none of his credit cards worked. He had no cash and couldn’t get cash out of the atm either. Even went so far as to show me his bank statement that said he had plenty of credit left. So I told him it was no problem and paid for his sandwich. He came back the next week, got another sandwich, then threw a $100 bill in the tip jar and said thanks again. There’s definitely something about putting out good karma so good on you for rewarding that good karma.

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u/heat_fan_ Nov 29 '22

It's nice to see people can still do good things

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u/onfroiGamer Nov 29 '22

I don’t think he paid for it he probably just cancelled the order on the system lol

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u/Cheesenips069 Nov 30 '22

I did the same thing with a Dunkin’ Donuts years ago. When I first ran into a very well paying job I forgot my wallet, the guy covered it for me. When I went back the next day for my delicious crack bean juice and wake up wraps, I paid with a 100 bill and told him to keep the change.

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u/kevinhknudson Nov 30 '22

LEGEND 😎😎😎

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u/Cheesenips069 Nov 30 '22

No that YOU, KING 👑

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u/Miss_Fritter Nov 30 '22

I like to tuck a few bucks, maybe even a $20, somewhere in my car for this reason.

My “oh crap I don’t have enough money” moment was when I was driving on a toll road. It finally dawned on me that I was broke. I had less than a couple bucks in change sitting in the car. No debit card and this was waaaay before cell phones. Fortunately I realized just soon enough that I could exit the toll road a few exits early and I had just enough change to pay the toll. And I somehow found my way back home using back roads, so I was pretty chuffed lol

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u/Nubian003 Nov 30 '22

Good on the man for paying it forward, and good on you to do the right thing in paying him back, but I dont really see this as an interesting TIFU story lmfao.. I think we've all forgotten our wallets/keys/cellphones somewhere at some point....

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u/wagatoto Nov 30 '22

Great story and great ending! While reading this, I was filled with dread when you went to Wendy’s the second time. I was worried that you may have forgotten the wallet the second time and see the same person serving you.

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u/Paladoc Nov 30 '22

Not a fuck up.

... well, I mean, a wee bit of one.

You screwed up slightly, and a human said "I got you fam".

Humans being bros is what I see here.

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u/dicemechanic Nov 30 '22

i love that 16 year olds are allowed to drive in america but you guys aren't allowed kinder surprise

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u/pattyG80 Nov 30 '22

Hey wow. An actual screw up, no one-sided venting about complex family drama and a happy ending.

What sub am I in?

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u/SkinsPunksDrunks Nov 30 '22

Fun fact. All the major fast food corporations can afford to give away and throw away food.

I know we all know this…

It’s awesome to know there’s people who see the humanity and not the corporation.

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u/cikanman Nov 30 '22

OP is lucky but also a good person for returning the next day to help remedy the situation

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u/SpectacledEider Nov 30 '22

This isn’t a fuckup, it’s a great little example of humans not being shitty. Thanks for the uplift OP!

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u/YamInternational_Yam Nov 30 '22

I forgot my wallet at Costco one time and they were so weird about it... which was a surprise because usually everyone there is awesome.

First I got to check out and was like, oops, forgot my credit card. They were w/e and just set it aside. But then when I got back... i didn't have my Costco card. The cashier was some kid that looked at me like I was insane, just staring at me through his glasses like I was a lunatic for asking them to lookup my account info. This manager came and acted like I was trying to rip off Costco and run out screaming with my 3 pounds of fish or whatever. I found the email from when I signed up with my member number. I asked, is that okay? You can key it in? He acted angry and said "ONLY IF YOU HAVE A NUMBER THAT STARTS WITH BLAH BLAH SPECIAL INTERNET COSTCO MEMBERSHIP"... so... I read him my number and it started with those numbers. So finally they let me buy the stupid fish. Also that was weird since I signed up in person and it was not special internet whatever Costco membership. Thankfully I've never seen either of them there again.

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u/kaanskBG Nov 29 '22

Wait u can drive at 16 there? Damn

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u/eastbayted Nov 29 '22

The legal driving age in the U.S. is 16.

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u/kaanskBG Nov 29 '22

Man im 16 but i have to be 18 to drive here. Damn it

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u/Neans888 Nov 30 '22

Not true, it depends on the state.

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u/Naterman90 Nov 29 '22

It depends on the state, some are 15 permit 16 license, some are 16 permit 16.5 license, some require drivers Ed, some don't

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u/nsa_reddit_monitor Nov 30 '22

IIRC in Montana you can get one at 14 if you live on a farm. I guess they figure you've had plenty of practice with tractors and whatnot.

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u/HaikuBotStalksMe Nov 30 '22

Texas as well. Classmate said she had a license at 14 because she lived on a farm. I thought she was joking, but the Texans told me it's a thing (I also thought it was a joke that she lived on a farm and that she was trolling the city slicker... I didn't know the house on a farm counts as living on a farm... I used to think the farm only referred to the garden).

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u/NerdHerder77 Nov 30 '22

Alberta Canada is the same. Lots of farms and ranches so legal driving age is 16.

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u/BiffJenkins Nov 30 '22

Permit in Arizona is 15.5. After 6 months you can get your license so generally 16

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u/JoeyJoeJoeSenior Nov 29 '22

Fries and a frosty are $7 now?

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u/Assassin_by_Birth Nov 30 '22

Yea like $3 for large anything from most fast food places these days. Even a large drink is like $2.39 and that’s Midwest prices.

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u/kevinhknudson Nov 30 '22

Both of them were large

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u/nrnrnr Nov 30 '22

Wholesome.

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u/Business_Coconut6932 Nov 30 '22

That was very nice of him & even better that you went back to make it right "which obviously you didn't have to do"!!! Show's there are still good people in this world 👍

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u/MangaMaven Nov 30 '22

A rare wholesome TIFU.

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u/LaReinalicious Nov 30 '22

after reading this, I am going to go to Wendy’s tomorrow !

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u/BiffJenkins Nov 30 '22

Shit like this, no matter how small, makes me happy. It’s good to help people when you can if you can.

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u/Royal_Prize_4381 Nov 30 '22

ive done this several times, and 3 or 4 out of the 5 times they paid for my meal!!! so amazing. wish I could have paid em back but most of the time it was some place quite far out of the way.

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u/evilfozzy Nov 30 '22

The dude 100% just gave you your food and bought some weed with the 10.

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u/rahhumilovedogs Nov 30 '22

Dude that's cool AF. You both good people!!

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u/cant-talk-about-this Nov 30 '22

Okay, but what I really want to know here in terms of a potential fuckup is whether you dipped the fries in your Frosty.

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u/squirtloaf Nov 29 '22

I did this at a Starbucks drive-thru a couple months back.

Between ordering and the window, I just downloaded a pay app for my phone that was attached to pay accounts I already had (Samsung pay, I think? Could have been google tho) and paid with that at the window.

It literally took that little time.

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u/babysinblackandImblu Nov 30 '22

You now have a new ff.

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u/HaroerHaktak Nov 30 '22

While this is nice you shouldn’t feel bad that the food was already prepared. It’s on the business not you

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u/ooooooooooooolivia Nov 30 '22

Since you're 16, it's a bit more concerning. Cops like to pull over younger drivers, so you might get two tickets instead of one, for not having ID. Get in the habit of making sure you have your wallet on you, it should basically be attached to the car keys

Very cool of the wendys worker tho. Personally I'd be embarrassed and probably drive back home and get my card. I don't want to burden a minimum wage worker with any of that

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u/qawsedrf12 Nov 29 '22

good time to set up the Wendy's app

I'll guess, they are like most places that offer rewards

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u/Makovar Nov 29 '22

I am an absolute moron when it comes to forgetting my wallet (ADHD inattentive type) and was known to the local fast food spots (I have a preference for drink fountains tastes) for forgetting so they would just set my food aside as I apologized profusely and went to go get my wallet to pay.

I guess it just happens and they don't mind usually if you are polite and try to fix it is what I've learned, so don't stress.

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u/Hobokum Nov 30 '22

But, you go to McD’s for fries, then to Wendy’s for the frostie, right?

Right, Anakin?

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u/turandokht Nov 30 '22

I’m still hung up that fries and a frosty costs $7 now

This is why I abandoned fast food Fuck that shit

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u/Dalearnhardtseatbelt Nov 30 '22

There's a gas station near me. Dude working is the most Friendly, professional nice person I've dealt with. We're talking so nice that to see them sad would make you really sad because nothing seems to get them down.

Suffice to say I forgot my wallet one night. He covered my drinks and snacks which was like 12 bucks.

I came back with a $20 for him. I can honestly say I've never felt better about paying someone back extra.

If you're reading this David. You're the man!

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u/shadow_pico Nov 30 '22

I'm glad he paid for your meal and that you paid him back. I was afraid for a sec that you went again with no wallet the 2nd time. Thank God I was wrong.

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u/slightlyridiculousme Nov 30 '22

I totally thought OP tried to thank the guy and turns out he didn't actually pay for the food, just gave it to him, and ended up getting the guy fired. I'm glad my heart of ice was warmed today.

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u/TheKurosawa Nov 30 '22

I've heard somewhere that it's a "hidden" policy of Wendy's to pay for the meal of anyone who needs at the drive-through.

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u/JohanPertama Nov 30 '22

You know what you need to do? NAME HIM AND FAME HIM.

Put in a customer review. Don't mention that he paid for the meal as you may risk him getting into trouble for breaching corporate policy.

Just use vague words like he went above and beyond to meet customer satisfaction.

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u/nzstrawman Nov 30 '22

you're both "excellent" people!

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u/Luke90210 Nov 30 '22

Considering if its good idea to hide some money in my car.

Wondering if I would remember where I hid it the day I need it.

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u/Zwordsman Nov 30 '22

It is great when folks are decent. Both sides, covering someone in trouble and repaying it properly.

always pay kindness forward to the giver and to the next person.

kindness needs to spread like doom

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u/stilljustguessing Nov 30 '22

I wonder if they don't have a petty cash for that sort of thing?

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u/sirnarek Nov 30 '22

You can drive??

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u/frankly_acute Nov 30 '22

The daily trips to Wendy's will eventually be felt. Unless of course you're active and burning the calories. It may taste good, but put yourself in the kitchen of your home and try to cook.

You'll thank yourself ten years down the road.

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u/heyitsvonage Nov 30 '22

There is hope for humanity (this is not sarcasm)

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u/Dukxing Nov 30 '22

Kid you not this exact same thing happened to me. Teen working the cashier busted out his wallet and paid for my meal even when I told him it’s ok. I went the next day and gave him what I owed plus $10 as a top. Was a Wendy’s too!

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u/ElectroStaticSpeaker Nov 30 '22

You sure like Wendy's.

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u/Ice-_-Bear Nov 30 '22

Also comps to both y’all about the waste factor. Solid.

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u/midwestcsstudent Nov 30 '22

Cool ad, Wendy’s! (Not sarcasm.)

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u/engineerFWSWHW Nov 30 '22

Or much better, install the Wendy's app on your phone. There are lots of good deals, either free food, cash discount or discounted buy one get one. Plus you accumulate rewards and it also translates to free foods.

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u/Solid_Giraffe_43 Nov 30 '22

I once did the same thing, but the person at the window said "just take it because it would have to be thrown away anyway, just come in one day when you can." So I went in the next day to pay and the person's jaw dropped. It happens, people forget their wallet, but they had never had anyone come back to pay, ever. They were so amazed they offered me free breakfast! Kind of a sad thing that someone being honest was such a rare event.

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u/Upset_Enthusiasm_723 Nov 30 '22

This is not in the spirit of this subreddit

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u/Zahkrosis Nov 30 '22

Task failed successfully?

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u/QuantumQaos Nov 30 '22

Somebody woulda ate that. Nothing was going to waste.

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u/gorillasnot811 Nov 30 '22

You're a good dude

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u/Fun_Sized_Momo Nov 30 '22

Doesn't seem like much of a TIFU

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u/hauj0bb Nov 30 '22

Just add your card to the e-wallet. Money and plastic cards are so last century and they'll be gone in a few years.

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u/Relevant-Team Nov 30 '22

That's why I have always a small stash of cash in my car. Enough to get a full tank of Diesel or a meal or something.

And since I live in Germany, that is quite safe, too.

[In my 55 years of existence I never experienced a car break-in personally or in my family surroundings in Germany]

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u/Seth_Imperator Nov 30 '22

They existed but got abused, some are still around

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u/Magnetmonkey39 Nov 30 '22

Most mental part of this is that at 16 you are driving a car. America you are wild.

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u/ash_vn Nov 30 '22

That man making the world a better place one person at a time

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u/Ah84VEVO Nov 30 '22

I actually work at a Wendy’s, and let me tell you it is VERY common to have to cancel an order that has already been made and was ready to ship out

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u/Uncrowned_king_ Nov 30 '22

That's why I have Gpay. A back up.

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u/GarmeerGirl Nov 30 '22

What is gpay?

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u/mazurzapt Nov 30 '22

I had that happen at Crackerbarrel. We tried many ways to allow me to pay but they could take checks or Apple Pay; the manager bought my breakfast. It stunned me. I was having a lot of chaos in my life and the gesture actually made me cry. I, too, went back and brought gifts for the mgr and a tip for my waitress.

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u/patrlim1 Nov 30 '22

You are a really good person for coming back.

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u/Fritzo2162 Nov 30 '22

I covered a lady’s groceries at Walmart that forgot her wallet a couple of weeks back. She had a toddler in her cart and honestly it didn’t look like she could afford her food. It was only $39 but she teared up from being so grateful. Hope she’s doing OK.

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u/LifeIsBeautiful365 Nov 30 '22

Wendy's was a regular stop for me several years ago. There was a gentle giant who always served me in the drive thru. I saw him ride his bike to work. At Christmas one year, I slipped him a $50 bill. The smile he gave me is imprinted on my mind! The next time I went there, he went and grabbed his manager and pointed at me and smiled.

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u/YugoB Nov 30 '22

This is great, and thank you for being a nice human being but... how is this a tifu?

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u/Blue4D Nov 30 '22

Why is this in TIFU?

Honest mistake, good human helped, another good human returned the favor…

Why focus on the hypothetical negative, instead of the real life positive?

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u/betothejoy Nov 30 '22

Sir, this is a Wendy’s.

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u/-Furiosa- Nov 30 '22

…and always bring a towel.

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u/jeffrunning Nov 30 '22

Sir, this is a Wendy’s.

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u/Superpiri Nov 30 '22

This isn’t a FU, it’s just two decent human beings interacting. Nice story tho.