A mystery man whose photo went viral for buying $540 worth of Girl Scouts cookies so the girls could get out of the cold has since been arrested in a federal drug bust.
Dillard's post has since gone viral, amassing 25,000 Facebook reactions and more than 9,100 shares as of Tuesday afternoon, and many social media users have tried to identify the Good Samaritan behind the selfless act.
Greenville is about 140 miles (225 kilometers) northeast of Atlanta.
Detric McGowan stands charged by the Drug Enforcement Agency with conspiracy, drug trafficking, cash smuggling, possession with intent to distribute heroin, and various other charges surrounding an investigation ongoing since September 2018.
"That man is going to have a lot of friends today if he gives away those cookies", Kimberly Norton Kotecha wrote.
Maya and Emerson had been peddling their boxed treats outside of a store in Greenville, South Carolina when they were approached by a man who bought 7 packs of cookies for $40. "He came back to the table and said, 'Pack up all of your cookies".More news: Journalist Jorge Ramos, Univision Crew Reportedly Detained in Venezuela
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Kayla Dillard, the "cookie manager" of Troop 1574, told CBS News they were shocked when McGowan told them pack up. Hours later, the post said, McGowan returned and bought out the troop's entire haul of cookies.
"What an fantastic soul".
According to WYFF, he posed for a picture with two Girl Scouts after buying their cookies, but no one got his name.
"I do not know who the man is, but he has been tagged in the post several times", Dillard said.
A $540 cookie purchase has warmed Girl Scouts in more ways than one.