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McDonald's Worker With Down Syndrome Celebrates 30 Years At The Fast Food Company

Who doesn't know the fast food company, McDonald's, which has been serving up mouthwatering burgers to the people of the world since 1940? Well, McDonald's is more than just another one of your fast food joints, and what better way to bring that to light than to look at one of its workers with down syndrome, who just celebrated 30 years of delightful association with the company. Ever since he started working at the McDonald's outlet, he has become sort of a local celebrity. Almost everyone in Sydney's west knows who Russell O'Grady is. And if you wanna know him too, you can just scroll down and take a look!

McDonald's Worker With Down Syndrome Celebrates 30 Years At The Fast Food Company

McDonald's Worker With Down Syndrome Celebrates 30 Years At The Fast Food Company

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Russell O'Grady

Russell O'Grady

Russell suffers from down syndrome. When he was 18-year-old, he joined a local McDonald's store. And over the past 30 years that he's been working there, he has become sort of a local celebrity.

You do know McDonald's, right?

You do know McDonald's, right?

Well, if you don't, then I have a question for you: have you been living under a rock?

That's the kind of mouthwatering stuff McD serves up!

That's the kind of mouthwatering stuff McD serves up!

But these guys know how to spread smiles in more ways than one, as shown by their acceptance of Russell as a full-time employee.

Working up the ladder

Working up the ladder

When Russell joined, he used to think that he was handicapped and abnormal. But after working there with people he considered to be normal, he began to learn a new perspective and began seeing himself as normal too.

Packing party boxes

Packing party boxes

After winning the hearts of his colleagues, he was soon promoted to a secure job with the responsibility of packing party boxes.

Russel loves working there, and they love him!

Russel loves working there, and they love him!

Russell's father, Geoff, feels and says that if it wasn;t for the attitude of the people around him, things could have been pretty different, and probably worse.

Local celebrity

Local celebrity

Over the years that Russell has worked there, he has managed to win the hearts of many, and is sort of a local celebrity in Northmead. People even stop him on the street to shake hands with him.

Celebrating 30 years!

Celebrating 30 years!

Russell just celebrated 30 years of working for McDonald's!

The love goes both ways!

The love goes both ways!

The people just love his happy-go-lucky attitude.

A noticeable change in his life!

A noticeable change in his life!

Working at the store has given him exposure to the community in a way that would probably not have been possible had the guys at the store and the customers not been so understanding and loving about Russell.

The clown who spreads cheers!

The clown who spreads cheers!

McDonald's does seem to be living up to its mascot!

A role in the community

A role in the community

This only goes to show how big enterprises can play small but such significant role in the community.

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