Marcus Henderson, a cashier at Chick-fil-A in Lubbock, Texas took a customer’s order at the drive-thru window and realized the customer drove off before getting his change so he kept it until he returned.
Danny Cadra was a regular at the fast food chain and after paying for his order at the drive-thru window, left behind his change of $3.00 and instead of placing the money in the cashier, Henderson kept the money on him to give back when the customer returned.
“I’m supposed to keep this and give it back to him. I knew he was a regular, I was going to see him again eventually,”said Henderson to KLBK.
Henderson held on to the customers money for a month — until the day came that it was finally returned, and Cadra wasn’t expecting it.
“He says, ‘Awhile back, you left your change here,’ and I’m like, ‘My change, what do you mean?’ and he said, ‘You drove off without your change,’ and I said, ‘Are you serious man?’” said Cadra. “I look in there and there’s the change.”
Henderson kept the money on him in an envelope waiting for the customer to return so he could give it back to him.
“It was basically a part of my uniform. It was my name tag, my hat, my apron and I just put it in my back pocket, just in case today might be the day where I see him,” said Henderson.
Although it wasn’t much money the kindness was appreciated.
“It was like $3 and some change, and I never would have missed it,” said Cadra. “What a breath of fresh air — It meant that much to him, so it meant even that much more to me.”
“I’m called to serve these people well, not only because of my job but who I am. This has pushed me to act in ways where I wouldn’t naturally,” said Henderson.
The two are now friends and plan to meet up outside of a Chick-fil-A location soon, according to KLBK.