SANTA CLARA, CA – OCTOBER 22: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks warms up prior to playing the San Francisco 49ers in their NFL game at Levi’s Stadium on October 22, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Marshawn Lynch Gives McDonald’s Worker $500 For Shoes

Since we could all use a little positive news right now, I give you Marshawn Lynch … vilified in some circles as a rabble rouser because of his complicated relationship with the media. But the Seahawks RB knows how to brighten a young man’s day. In return for a simple compliment, Lynch gave $500 to a McDonald’s employee in Dallas.

“I told him I liked his shoes — navy blue Buscemis — and how I wanted to buy a pair and we all started talking,” Terrance Downs, a 17-year-old employee at the Dallas-area restaurant told TMZ Sports. Lynch reportedly asked Downs what he wanted to do with his life and then handed over the money, saying that it could go toward the shoes. “If you’re serious about getting those shoes, here’s some money to help you get ’em. My job is to continue to see you grow,” Lynch said.

See, be nice to your customers, no matter which restaurant you’re serving them in. Because sometimes the rewards are monetary. (But you should be nice to your customers anyway, because even the rewards that can’t be carried around in a wallet are worth it.)

I would, however, like to see Lynch eat a little better. You know those Chicken McNuggets can be bad news.

Picture of Lynch courtesy of Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

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