Florida based McDonald’s franchise owners Tim and Tracy Johnstone help bring some holiday joy and some new wheels to a local family whose 15-year-old son with autism has a love for McDonald’s.
The Johnstone’s met 15-year old Devon two years ago after Hurricane Michael destroyed their McDonald’s building in Panama City, Florida.
Tiffany Winters, Devon’s mom, created a post on social media asking that if the golden arches were recovered, could they be given to her son?
“When we heard about Devon’s story and his love for the golden arches, we knew we had to do something special for him and his family,” said McDonald’s Owner/Operators Tim and Tracy Johnstone who own seven restaurants, four in Panama City.
The Johnstone’s not only delivered the golden arches salvaged from debris, but also offered Devon a job at the restaurant. They said, “Our team felt a lot of emotions after Hurricane Michael two years ago, and to be able to turn around that fear and grief when the golden arches came down and make that into a celebration for such a deserving kid makes this really special to us.”
The owners kept in touch with the teen and this year wanted to make Devon’s holiday “just like that day.”
On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, the Johnstone’s surprised Devon with a much-needed new car that will ensure Devon can get to school, and any doctor or therapy visits.
Devon’s father, Brent Winters, “To receive a car in a real time of need is going to change our lives.”
Johnstone’s said, “In a year of unprecedented challenges, we’re reminded of how an act of kindness can uplift one another. It was truly such an honor to see Devon’s face light up when he saw his gifts—and to know that we could help him and his family means everything.”
Source: Good News Network