McDonald’s refuses homeless woman tap water – so man in queue does something amazing
You’d think that McDonald’s would allow homeless people tap water.
But one customer says his “heart was broken” after one woman was denied a ” basic human right “.
Jonathon Pengelly, from Cardiff, says that he encountered the scenario after a big night out. He was standing in the queue at his local branch early on Sunday morning.
“I finished my night out, ended up in the dreaded McDonald’s queue,” Pengelly explains.
“I couldn’t help but notice the lady in front me, all she asked for was a cup of hot water.
“The member of staff told her no. I don’t know what was going through their mind but a lady, clearly homeless was asking for a basic human right; and for a multi billion pound company, for them to say no is disgusting!”
The reveller, moved to act, offered to buy the lady some food. She ordered a single cheese burger.
Pengelly and his friends bought her as much as they could carry. But when it came to say goodbye, he decided to do more.
He adds in his Facebook post: “I couldn’t just leave this lady go, she was so warming and so lovely.”
Pengelly says that he got talking to the homeless woman and her friend. He found out that the woman he met in McDonald’s was Polly.
“When I got to speak to them I was genuinely shocked at their story and how educated they were,” he writes.
“So full of life and enthusiasm and they literally have nothing!
“I cried my eyes out.”
According to Pengelly, he invited Polly and her friend back to his home and cooked her more food for the coming nights.
Polly and her friend had showers, brushed their teeth, and said they “have never felt so appreciated”.
Pengelly’s story has been shared more than 30,000 times. He hopes it’ll inspire others to do similar “small acts of kindness”.
McDonald’s has declined so far to comment on its policy on giving homeless people water
source: Daily Mirror
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