This Man With Down Syndrome Is Retiring After 33 Years Greeting Customers At McDonald's
Daniel Lybrink, who has Down Syndrome, is finally retiring after 33 years as a greeter at McDonald's, but he says he'll miss his job and he will also be sorely missed!
In April 1984, Daniel Lybrink, who has Down Sydnrome, first started working at a McDonalds as a "lobby manager," greeting every customer who walked in the door with a big smile. Now, 33 years later, he has greeted millions and is ready to retire from McDonalds, although he certainly won't stop smiling. He did joke:
I don’t ever leave!
But although he looks forward to relaxing during retirement, he will miss his work at McDonald's just a bit, and his coworkers will certainly miss him. His manager, David Glynn, with whom he has worked for over 13 years says he "makes everybody feel special." And coworkers Ruthan Knarr and Rachel Meredith he is one of the sweetest people you'll ever meet and always has a smile on his face.
But what's next for Lybrink? He'll be moving closer to Lake Michigan with his roommates and their caretaker and will be spending their days fishing, traveling, and participating in the Special Olympics. What do you think of this retirement plan? Talk to us about it in the comments below, and share with your friends to see what they think!