Former McDonald’s employee becomes online hero after extra nugget confession

McDonald's white meat Chicken McNuggets, photo
Chicken McNugget fans rejoice, for there are heroes who walk among us. (Associated Press)

A former McDonald’s worker who confessed to a simple act of kindness is being praised as “The Robin Hood of McNuggets” on social media.

Last week, Cody Bondarchuk posted on Twitter that for the two and a half years he worked at McDonald’s, he put 11 nuggets in almost every 10-piece order he made. His post has received nearly 900,000 likes and 80,000 retweets as of Tuesday.

Bondarchuk, who is from Edmonton, worked at the fast-food chain as a teenager. He said the McDonald’s location he worked at was mostly drive-thru so he didn’t interact much with customers. He added, “I’d like to imagine they went home, saw the extra nug, and smiled a little.”

Even if Bondarchuk didn’t see people’s reaction back then, he’s sure to feel the love through social media now. People have been thanking him for his contribution and replying with messages like, “not all heroes wear capes, just name tags” and “we don’t deserve you.”

The nuggets hero calculated that he owes Ronald about $1,600 when asked by one Twitter user, “is there a statute of limitations on grand-theft-nuggets?”

Bondarchuk’s post inspired other workers in the service industry to share their own stories of kindness towards customers.

Commenting on how viral his tweet went, Bondarchuk posted: “I underestimated the world’s love of both nuggets and free stuff.” According to Twitter, he’s a “political boy” and hosts a podcast, but he’s also proudly added “The Robin Hood of McNuggets” to his bio.