After 33 years of dedicated service, longtime MacDonald’s employee Daniel Lybrink retires surrounded by friends and family.
Daniel, who has Down Syndrome, began working at McDonald’s in April of 1984 as the lobby manager. According to David Glynn, the GM at the Brighton McDonald’s where Daniel worked, he was known for his work ethic and contagious smile. Above all else, he says Daniel “makes everybody feel special.”
Glynn’s praise was echoed by several of Daniel’s co-workers who describe Daniel as a responsible, polite, and courteous as well as one of the sweetest men they have ever met.
A surprise party celebrating Daniel’s retirement was held at the Brighton McDonald’s. The lobby was filled with his friends, family, and community members who have all been impacted by Daniel’s lovable personality. The retirement party included cake, gifts, and a memory book for guests to sign.
Daniel says his fellow employees are his “other family” and that he felt pride seeing how many people showed up to his party to celebrate his 33 years on the job.
Molly Wisuri, Daniel’s caregiver of 16 years, plans to move him and his roommates from their place in Fowlerville to Manistee near Lake Michigan. She says, there, he and his roommates can enjoy retirement with lots of fishing, traveling, and continuing to participate in Special Olympics.
h/t: WHMI 94.5FM