Friday, 12 May 2017 19:55

McDonald’s throws surprise party for employee with Down’s Syndrome as he retires after 33 years

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62-year-old Daniel Lybrink has always been a dedicated worker.

He’s been working at Michigan McDonald’s as a lobby manager for a whopping 33 years, starting at the restaurant in 1984. Daniel is described as a ‘hard worker’ and an ‘inspiration’. He also has Down’s Syndrome. At 62, Daniel has decided to retire his uniform, after needing to cut back to one shift a week thanks to two heart attacks and a knee injury. His last shift was this Monday – and the McDonald’s branch made sure to give him the farewell party he deserved.
When Daniel arrived at McDonald’s he was greeted with cake, cookies, gifts, and a party complete with a surprise visit from Ronald McDonald. He was pretty shocked to see all his friends and family showing up on his last day, who’d all turned up to congratulate him on a career of more than three decades.
‘Everybody could learn from Daniel,’ the restaurant’s general manager told WXYZ. ‘Being a team player and smiling. ‘It doesn’t matter what is going on in the world. Daniel brings that to us in the restaurant.’ Now that he’s retired, Daniel plans to spend his days fishing, relaxing at the beach, and taking part in the Special Olympics.