As the old adage goes, not all heroes wear capes. Some of them look just like regular people, but don't be fooled: they are nonetheless heroes in their own right. This was proven especially true in a viral tweet from a Canadian who formerly worked at McDonald's. His own McNuggets tweet proved that everyday people can often do great things that go totally unnoticed.
The November 15 tweet from Edmonton resident Cody Bondarchuk was simple enough.
"I worked at McDonald’s for two and a half years and I put 11 nuggets in almost every 10-piece I made," he wrote.
As of November 19, the simple admission of adding an extra McNugget to people's orders has garnered 899,000 likes and nearly 80,000 retweets. Even Elon Musk liked it!
"It was something that a lot of my coworkers did as well," Bondarchuk told CTV News. "It was really easy to overfill them without it looking weird when it was on the delivery line, and of course there are no cameras on the kitchen line."
Bondarchuk watched the tweet grow in popularity, telling Global News, "I had to turn off the notifications on my Twitter app because it has become basically unusable."
There was a massive response on Twitter to Bondarchuk's tweet. Some people praised Bondarchuk's generosity, while others shared their own stories of employee generosity. Others needed only a simple gif or image to express how they felt about it.
I worked at McDonald’s for two and a half years and I put 11 nuggets in almost every 10-piece I made— Cody Bondarchuk (@Cody Bondarchuk)1573864029.0
"You sir are a true angel 😿😫," wrote @KeepinUpWithKim.
"In my 3 years working at a theme park, I gave people towers of soft serve on their cones, overstuffed the pulled pork sandwiches, and fit as many chips as I could into each nacho boat. Give your food service workers some appreciation, because we love you, you filthy animals," wrote @MikeKnudsen3.
@codybondarchuk In my 3 years working at a theme park, I gave people towers of soft serve on their cones, overstuff… https://t.co/MF99jW7sKK— Roughhouse Camel (@Roughhouse Camel)1573927505.0
@codybondarchuk You sir are a true angel 😿😫 https://t.co/GjmTrnuL2T— Kim 🦉 (@Kim 🦉)1573936287.0
@codybondarchuk Guarantee you made someone's day at least once a day each day you worked over those years. Nicely done.— PCR RitesGood (@PCR RitesGood)1573960592.0
@codybondarchuk #Hero https://t.co/qXgsIsg4s6— Curiosity Cat Dissents 😷 (@Curiosity Cat Dissents 😷)1573926227.0
@codybondarchuk Dude, I've never been a nugget fan, but during my undergraduate years I knew plenty who were, and w… https://t.co/Lpjs7gNUFA— January Hamster aka JanHam 🏳️🌈 (@January Hamster aka JanHam 🏳️🌈)1573941487.0
@codybondarchuk Thank you for your service, truly— Patrick Monahan (@Patrick Monahan)1574035356.0
@codybondarchuk https://t.co/Xxxj27DaeJ— Nick (@Nick)1573936572.0
McDonald's recently had online troubles when people using its app had their accounts hacked and used to place orders in other provinces. At least they brought back some of the most beloved classic Happy Meal toys, though.
In other fast-food news, Chick-fil-A recently announced it would no longer donate to anti-LGBTQ charities.