"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."