HOUSTON (KPRC) – Two men in Texas noticed there were no posters representing them at their local McDonald’s, so they made their own and hung it themselves.
Jehv Maravilla and Christian Toledo noticed their local McDonald’s had a blank wall — and decided to take matters into their own hands.
In all of the posters of diverse models hanging up, there we none representing the Asian community. Both Maravilla and Toledo are Filipino-Americans.
“So we decided to do it ourselves, and I guess the rest is history,” Maravilla said.
The two friends held a photo shoot of themselves eating McDonald’s and edited the picture to look like the others inside the restaurant.
“That’s why we re-created the circles, we tried to get the same color palette and we tried to make the printing really good as well,” Toledo said.
Then, they bought and wore McDonald’s uniforms to hang up the picture without being noticed.
“It’s now been 51 days since I hung it up,” Maravilla tweeted along with the soon-to-be viral photos.
With nearly 200,000 retweets and over 800,000 likes, the tweet caught McDonald’s attention.
“We take pride in highlighting diversity in every aspect of our restaurants. We applaud these students’ creativity and hope to see them in our restaurants again soon,” the company said in a statement.