The COVID-19 pandemic has put a lot of Americans out of work or into struggle mode to keep afloat during the economic downturn. After seeing a woman get assaulted while on the job during a trip to a local McDonald’s in Atlanta, Georgia, one young woman decided to help out and raised over $1,700 to help.
The Sun reports that Bryanna, who was six months pregnant at the time, was taking orders at a drive-thru window at a store in Atlanta when she got into an argument with a customer. After a verbal altercation, Feroza Syed, who was waiting in line at the time, saw the customer throw a drink at Bryanna, who was humiliated by the incident.
Syed says she gave her a tip and offered to call the police to the scene. After returning home, she shared the story on Facebook and decided to help her raise money after learning she was pregnant.
“She was crying when I pulled up next. After giving her a small tip, I went back later to share the driver’s plate number, and realized she was pregnant. I decided to create a small cashapp/venmo fundraiser and we raised about $1700 in about 24 hours to put a smile on her face and show her not all humans are horrible,” wrote Syed on her Facebook page, describing the incident.
“Doing the right thing inspires others to do the right thing and what I keep learning again and again and again is when you see something like this or any situation where someone is being mistreated or harmed,” said Syed, according to CNN. “All it takes is one person to change the narrative.”