Today in news we literally never thought we’d be typing: An eight-year-old boy drove his little sister to McDonald’s after learning how to drive by watching YouTube videos. When approached by police, the boy said they just “really wanted cheeseburgers.” And hey, we’ve all been there.
The above probably is raising more questions than answers, but don’t worry — we won’t leave you hanging.
According to local station Fox 8, the Ohio boy and his four-year-old sister started craving cheeseburgers just before 8 p.m. on Sunday evening. They waited until their mother fell asleep on the couch to grab the keys to their father’s work truck and take their leave (their dad had already gone to bed).
Officer Jacob Koehler told FOX 8 that the boy drove about a mile from his house to the local McDonald’s, which entailed driving through four intersections and over a railroad track. And — perhaps most surprising of all — witnesses say the boy obeyed the speed limit and all traffic rules.
When the child pulled up to the McDonald’s drive-thru with a piggy bank in tow, McDonald’s employees thought it was a joke. Authorities were alerted when it became clear zero adults were present.
According to the Weirton Daily Times, the boy began crying when approached by police (when he finally realized this might kind of be a big deal), and told the officers he and his sister had just wanted cheeseburgers.
And guess what — DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE! The children were treated to cheeseburgers and fries as the officers waited for their grandparents to pick them up from the police station (after ruling out that any actual neglect was involved — the kids had eaten breakfast, lunch, and dinner that day — they just had a major craving and a hankering for mischief).
To all’s well that ends well! Also, TO CHEESEBURGERS.