Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch gives $500 to McDonald's worker in Dallas

Marshawn Lynch gifts $500 to McDonald's worker (1:48)

ESPN Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia explains why Marshawn Lynch decided to give an employee at McDonald's a $500 tip. (1:48)

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, after a win against the Cowboys on Nov. 1, stopped at a Dallas-area McDonald's where an employee offered him a compliment.

"I told him I liked his shoes -- navy blue Buscemis -- and how I wanted to buy a pair and we all started talking," Terrance Downs told TMZ.

According to the report, Lynch asked the 17-year-old what he wanted to do with his life. Downs explained that he was into fashion and wanted to own a boutique.

Lynch apparently liked what he heard, gave Downs $500 to buy a pair of the shoes and told him he wants to see him continue to grow.

"Marshawn left a huge positive impact on Terrance," a McDonald's spokesperson told TMZ.

Added Downs: "I can do the same thing for someone else one day."