In Texas, an order for 31 cheeseburgers was placed online by a two-year-old boy, who had borrowed his mother’s phone while she was working.
Barrett probably had eyes bigger than his stomach. And Buster Brown tunes. On May 16, this two-year-old accidentally ordered 31 Cheeseburgers from McDonald’s using his mother’s phone. The latter, Kelsey Golden, was working at home behind her computer when her son asked for his smartphone, so he could take pictures. Rather than playing games, “he likes to look at his reflection”, explains Kelsey Golden to our colleagues from CNN.
Except the unsupervised young Barrett didn’t just take pretty selfies. By tapping the device and swiping with his fingers, he opened the DoorDash delivery app, similar to Deliveroo or Uber Eats.
“No one in the family likes cheeseburgers”
His mother then receives a notification telling her that her order was “taking longer than usual.” But Kelsey Golden isn’t particularly careful, thinking it’s a mistake.
A few minutes later, while playing with her son, she sees a DoorDash car. Inside: a bag containing 31 cheeseburgers. For Kelsey Golden, no doubt: the delivery man got the wrong house.
“Then I realized that Barrett was playing with my phone (…) I looked and an order had been placed when he had” the device, she says.
Irony of history? “No one in the family likes cheeseburgers.” Kelsey Golden therefore posted a photo of the 31 sandwiches ordered by her son on Facebook, explaining that she was giving them away for free. A week later, her post went viral, and most of the burgers were donated to neighbors.
The 31 burgers cost just under $100, in part because Barrett left a “really generous” tip, her mother points out.