Marshawn Lynch Gave $500 To McDonald’s Employee Who Liked His Shoes

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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch

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The phrase “actions speak louder than words” is so true in Marshawn Lynch’s case.

Lynch, who’s never been a chatterbox, recently gave $500 to a McDonald’s employee in Dallas who complimented the Seattle Seahawks running back’s taste in footwear, the worker told TMZ Sports.

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

According to Downs, Lynch struck up a conversation upon entering the Mickey D’s. He asked Downs, who was mopping at the time, what he wanted to do with his life, and the 17-year-old worker responded that he likes fashion and wants to someday own a boutique.

Lynch evidently was inspired by the young man’s drive, because he proceeded to fork over $500 in cold, hard cash, something Downs told TMZ has made him even more motivated to be successful.

“If you’re serious about getting those shoes, here’s some money to help you get ’em,” Lynch reportedly told Downs. “My job is to continue to see you grow.”

TMZ confirmed Downs’ story with a representative for the owner of the McDonald’s. The rep told TMZ that Lynch left a “huge positive impact” on Downs.

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