In the presence of a toddler, an internet-enabled device can lead to a variety of blunders that may be irreversible.
Barrett Golden, a two-year-old Texas child, has recently learned the ability to order meals using his mother’s smartphone. He even managed to leave a $16 tip.
The incident was shared on Facebook by Kelsey Burkhalter Golden, the child’s mother. Her son Barret used her DoorDash app to order the bulk load of burgers. A photo of the 2-year-old sitting next to his pile of cheeseburgers evidenced the story.
“I have 31 free cheeseburgers from McDonald’s if anyone is interested. Apparently my 2 yr old knows how to order doordash,” she captioned the photo. The post has approximately 10,000 shares as of now.
Golden from Kingsville was working on the computer, unaware of her toddler Barrett using her phone. The mother-of-three said she suddenly received a message from DoorDash saying her order was going to take a little longer than usual because of the size of the order. She later discovered it was her youngest son who placed the order from McDonald’s.
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“He usually likes to take pictures of himself, and so he was doing that…I thought I’d locked the phone but apparently, I didn’t because then DoorDash came with 31 cheeseburgers.”
But he didn’t appear to be using the camera this time. Instead, Golden said that he “starts pressing the screen, swinging it around like his arm is a roller coaster.”
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Golden still was not overly worried until she got a notification from DoorDash saying that her order was taking longer than expected. Since she occasionally orders from the food delivery app for her other children when they need lunch at school, Golden called to check — and was told that they were eating the lunches she had packed for them.
The mystery was not solved until the DoorDash driver arrived, giant McDonalds bag in hand, and announced, “31 cheeseburgers.”
Golden told CNN that her first thought was that they had the wrong house. “Then it dawned on me that Barrett was playing with my phone,” she said. “I went back and looked at my phone and an order was placed at that time that he was playing with my phone. I thought, oh my gosh, he really did this.”
She posted the photo on Facebook in an effort to offload the toddler’s booty, noting that in an ironic twist, no one in her family even liked cheeseburgers.
“One woman came by, she was pregnant and wanted six of them. No judgment,” Golden said.
Barrett’s order totaled over $90 — in part, Golden said, because he had somehow managed to leave a 25% tip.
“That’s what heroes do,” one person responded to the story on Twitter.
“Today we bow our heads and crown a new true BURGER KING,” another added.
“It hurts to see other people living your dreams,” New Republic’s Grace Segers commented.
According to Corpus Christi Cronica, she also posted the picture of all the burgers on a Facebook group called ‘Kingsville Community Help’ to spread the word and asked if anybody was hungry so that they could pick up a meal.
People on Facebook reached out to stop by and pick up some cheeseburgers, while others were just glad it wasn’t something more expensive and offered hacks to lock the apps.