Marshawn Lynch Gives McDonald's Employee $500 for Shoes

Marshawn Lynch, McDonald's

Marshawn Lynch Gives McDonald's Employee $500 for Shoes

Beast Mode made a teenager feel super-sized.

Published November 12, 2015

When Marshawn Lynch recently walked into a McDonald's, he left with an employee feeling super- sized — Beast Mode style.

According to TMZ Sports, the Seattle Seahawks bruising running back gave a teenage McDonald's staffer in Dallas $500 to get some shoes.

The sports news website reports that after the Seahawks defeated the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Lynch struck up a conversation with 17-year-old Terrance Downs, who was mopping around the fast-food restaurant at the time.

"I told him I liked his shoes — navy blue Buscemis — and how I wanted to buy a pair and we all started talking," Downs told TMZ Sports.

Downs says that Lynch asked him what he wants to be and when the teenager told him he wants to own a fashion boutique, Beast Mode reached into his pockets.

"If you're serious about getting those shoes, here's some money to help you get 'em," Downs says Lynch told him next, handing him $500 in cash. "My job is to continue to see you grow."

A rep for the owner of that particular McDonald's added: "Marshawn left a huge positive impact on Terrance."

Downs told TMZ that he already purchased the shoes and wants to be successful, so he could pay it forward someday as well.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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