McDonald’s worker brought mum to tears with a kind-hearted act.

Danica Rodwell took to Facebook saying she had ordered her meal and then realised she did not have enough money to cover the food when she reached the checkout. The young worker did not move her on, instead Danica said the young man at the Chinderah restaurant “restored her faith” in “good people” after a long day house hunting.

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“I am broke, exhausted, stressed beyond words and trying to scramble together a few dollars for my boys dinner on the long drive home,” Danica Rodwell posted on Facebook.

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“Instead of asking me to move out of the drive through as I was blocking others he paid for the lot plus got a meal for me.

“I’m now sitting here in tears in the carpark because he has restored my faith that there are good people left!”

Her post also contained a photo of the young man to acknowledge his kind act, because he would not share his name with her.

“He wouldn’t give me his name because he just wanted to make me smile not to get recognition,” said wrote.

“Pay it forward I will… What a gorgeous young man!”

One of his colleagues at the fast-food outlet, shift-assistant Joy Dempster, said she is not surprised he helped Danica out as he always puts other’s needs before his own.

“He is always such a kind-hearted person,” said Joy Dempster.

The boy has since been identified as 16-year-old Kingscliff High student Liam Hourihan.

One of Liam’s teachers backed up the ringing endorsement, sharing Ms Rodwell’s the post with the caption: “He is indeed an amazing young man and an awesome student!”

But the teacher says Liam is “a little surprised at how viral it’s gone”.

What a beautiful soul and full praise to his parents too. Amazing story!

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  • Oh how wonderful. We are so lucky to have such wonderful people in the world


  • Nice to see there’s still kindness in the world


  • Such a selfless young man. Saved the day and brought happiness not only to the woman and her family, but to us all who have read this story.


  • What an amazing young man. His parents should be extremely proud.


  • What a wonderful young man


  • They say what goes around comes around. I hope if he ever needs help that he will receive it.
    You hear so many negative comments about young people but very rarely hear positive ones.


  • Liam, that was lovely of you. A nice gesture indeed.


  • Beautiful, what an example to us all to look around us and reach out to those in need !


  • Yay Liam. Your parents have raised a wonderful young man with empathy for others. We need more young men like you in the world.


  • That’s one young man who will go far in this world. Lots of praise to his parents too.


  • well done young man we need more younger & older people to be so generous & thoughtful


  • So nice to hear of a young man helping out, instead of helping himself! I’ll bet your family and friends are so proud of you, Liam. I know I am!! Keep up the good work, sunshine!!


  • this guy has a really good heart for sure! defnately need more compassion like this


  • A lovely act of kindness by the young man!


  • some people still know how to raise a good kid. Good on you Liam im sure you are doing your parents proud.


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