McDonald's customer makes jaw-dropping discovery in drive-thru order: 'Why?'

Would you like a bag of cash with that?

A McDonald's customer got a whole lot more than he bargained for upon collecting a drive-thru order, but what he did next is even more impressive.

US man Josiah Vargas documented his incredible score on TikTok, revealing he'd ordered a sausage McMuffin, only to discover his takeaway bag was instead filled with cash.

"What’s in this bag? Their f**king deposits," Mr Vargas said as he opened the bag to reveal to the camera numerous ziplock bags full of bank notes totalling $US5,000. "Like, what is this? Why would they do this?"

McDonald's customer with cash found in order
A McDonald's customer was shocked to find bags full of cash in his drive-thru order. Source: TikTok/@dookiedoeboy

Test of character

"Now I have to return this because I'm a good person, I guess," Mr Vargas said, before admitting he was tempted to keep the cash. "Why would you guys do this to me? You know how bad I want this money? Why put me in this situation?" he laments before leaving his car to return the money to the restaurant.

Upon handing back the cash, Mr Vargas jokingly questions staff whether they're running a criminal operation. "You guys laundering money out here?" he asks.

The incredulous Macca's workers are visibly relieved, with one thankful employee responding, "Oh my God, I really want to give you a hug". Mr Vargas revealed staff members followed through with hugs and some were even crying over the fact he returned the money.

"I get free McDonald's for a month, I guess," Mr Vargas smiles to camera as he leaves the restaurant.

Honesty rewarded

Later in the video, Mr Vargas explains that he later received a phone call asking him to return to the McDonald's restaurant for a cash reward. "When I was driving away, they called me back in to give me $200," he revealed. "Do good, people. Return $5,000 and get $200 and free McDonald's for a month."

The comment section of the viral video is full of praise for Mr Vargas's honesty. "You're a much better man than me," one viewer wrote, with others suggesting the good Samaritan act probably saved someone's job.

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Many admitted they wouldn't have returned the money. "I'm so sorry, I'm taking it," one user responded, with another agreeing, "my choose-your-own-adventure story would have had a much different ending."

In follow-up videos, Mr Vargas says he went back to the Macca's restaurant and despite being offered freebies for a month, he had to pay for his two McChicken burgers and Sprite. However, when he returned a third time, he was indeed given free food.

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