Kindhearted grandmother revealed as 'legend' who paid for 1,000 strangers' meals at McDonalds drive-thru

A MYSTERY Good Samaritan who has paid for more than 1,000 strangers’ McDonalds meals in the past ten years has been revealed to be a kind-hearted grandmother.

Monica Woods-Foster admitted she is the secret hero who has stunned diners with her generosity.


Baffled locals praised the mystery woman footing their takeaway bills at a fast-food drive-thru in Melton, Leicestershire.

But Monica, 50, has now come forward and revealed she’s been picking up McDonalds' tabs for 10 years.

Monica, a mum-of-seven, told Sun Online:  “I say, ‘As a random act of kindness I would like to pay for the person behind me’. 

“Sometimes it’s met with, ‘Oh, I wish I’d ordered more stuff now’ and sometimes they stop and say thanks.

MCDONALDS 'LEGEND'

“If they want to know who’s paid, I don’t mind. I don’t do it for recognition, I do it because I want to be a role model for my children.

“But not just my children. For instance, yesterday, when I did it, there was a lady whose son was in the car.

“She came up and thanked me because I had to stop for my food. She said “My son can’t believe it”. That’s why I do it, because he is the future.

“Now that he has seen that he might think, “I remember that feeling it gave us, I’m going to do it for someone else”.

“I’ve been doing it for 10 years. No matter which McDonalds I’m at I’ll do it. It’s about doing kind acts.



“The guy at the till says, “Don’t tell me, you’re going to do it again, aren’t you?’” 

Her good deeds at the drive-thrus became local legend last month when Alice Hack, 23, said a Good Samaritan had paid for her £12 McDonalds meal.

Alice said: “I was about to pay when the server said: 'No need to pay. The woman in the car in front has paid your bill.'

“I could not believe it at first. I looked but the car had already gone.

“I have absolutely no idea who this woman is but she is a legend."

Another McDonalds customer, Michael Bugby came forward to say the same woman paid for his £16 meal last week at thedrive-thru.

I’ve been doing it for 10 years. No matter which McDonalds I’m at I’ll do it. It’s about doing kind acts.

He added: "When we got to the window to pay the chap said the woman in the car in front had paid for our meal.

“It’s amazing. I didn’t think people did that sort of thing these days.”

Monica, who is originally from Jacksonville, Florida, USA, says her teenage sons Cade, 17, Vince 16 and Aiden 13, have started copying her and paying for strangers’ McDonalds’ meals, too.

For Monica, a worker at a special needs' school for children, acts of kindness don’t end at paying for McDonald's meals.

She recently helped a man with a tyre for his trailer after he broke down, gave a lift to a mum carrying her sleeping child and helped a woman put her wheelchair in her car.

And each year when the Christmas season in full swing she tries to help more families.

Monica added: “The way I am looking at it, I am raising the future. Kindness breeds kindness. I have to show my children what type of adult I want them to be.

“I have done it since the children were very young. 

“At Christmas each of the children have always had an envelope of their own money and they have always chosen a person at Morrisons or Tescos to give it to.

“It was totally up to them. They would put a little note in there saying, ‘This is a random act of kindness, I want to give it to you for Christmas. I hope you have a Merry Christmas.’

“I want to make a difference in my community.”


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