A man was renovating his bathroom when he found a decades-old McDonald’s Happy Meal in one of the walls.
Newsweek reports how a Reddit user known only as Rob (username “slamminsammy2109”) posted pictures of his (definitely moldy) discovery on a subreddit called “r/mildlyintersting.”
The now-removed post (which allegedly violated one of the sub’s rules) was titled “Found this in my bathroom wall while renovating,” and was accompanied by a photo of very vintage McDonald’s bags.
He even got some old fries with that.
“Our house was built in 1959 and pretty sure these have been there since,” Rob explains in the comments. “Still perfectly crispy.”
And it appears that Rob is correct: Another user in the comments linked to a 2016 Business Insider article which highlights how much the fast food behemoth has changed since the 1950s.
The article features the same exact wrapper—which displays the then-McDonald’s mascot, Speedee—that was found in Rob’s bathroom wall, stating that it was used from 1955 to 1961.
“The company got rid of the mascot in 1961 and opted for a much simpler design on its bags,” explains the article. “The packaging featured an early version of what we know today as the Golden Arches. This design was used until 1968.”
As for the fate of the fries found in the walls, well, that remains to be seen. There are plenty of comments in the subreddit suggesting what Rob could do with them, though, ranging from donating them to a museum to tasting them.
Reads one of the more standout comments: “Hey you are now the oldest McD in the walls finds so far. I was the winner with it from 2001 You obliterated that.”
We’re lovin’ it.