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McDonald’s Customer Buys Breakfast For Mom And Soldier Son, Unaware Of Their Heartbreaking Meal

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.

Just before the holiday season, Kellie Kendall received heartbreaking news. She was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma that had already spread to her lungs.

The Wisconsin mom likens her illness to a black cloud that has been hanging over her head ever since.

Making matters even more stressful is the fact her son, Donald, is in the Army. His deployments are always difficult, but his last deployment was particularly rough in light of Kellie’s health.

On the morning of January 3, 2020, Kellie was taking Donald to the airport to see him off when she decided to stop at McDonald’s to buy him some last-minute breakfast.

It was her way of stalling their inevitable goodbye before Donald’s deployment. She didn’t know if it’d be the last time they saw each other.

Kellie pulled up to the drive-through window, but as she tried to pay for their food, she learned another customer had been watching them from the car up ahead.

That’s when Kellie’s faith in humanity was restored, if only for that brief breakfast.

If you’d like to learn more or help Kellie with her medical bills, please visit the fundraiser set up for her by her friends.

Footage provided by WITI Milwaukee

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