Jonathan MacArthur, 35, decided to eat out one Saturday
night. He pulled into a drive-up window at MacDonald’s.
Hungry as a bear, he ordered a large beef burger, large fries, and
a king-size drink. MacArthur got his fast food as well as a big
surprise. Stuffed inside one of the paper bags was £2,000!
“I looked at the money as I ate. I knew immediately I should
give it back,” MacArthur said. But MacArthur did not return the
money right off the bat. He went home to sleep on it. “I’ve got to
say I was tempted to keep it,” he embarrassedly admitted.
MacArthur went down to MacDonald’s the next day to give
back the money. Restaurant workers greeted him with tears in
their eyes and gave him lunch on the house. They explained that
the restaurant puts its bank deposits in paper bags to prevent
robberies. By mistake, a clerk gave MacArthur the wrong paper
MacDonald’s is happy to give MacArthur a reward. But
MacArthur says there’s something even better—he has a clear
conscience. “I’m glad I did the right thing. I feel better than I’ve