Thanks Everyone For A Marvelous McHAPPY Day!

Glorious! That’s how I felt when we left McDonald’s this afternoon, much later than we had planned to leave, Cameron was in his element and so enjoyed volunteering today for McHappy Day for Ronald McDonald House and children’s charities and what a great day we had. What a wonderful event!

 

Cameron with Paralympian Mark Arendz
Cameron with Paralympian Mark Arendz

Cam was pretty excited heading into the restaurant and as soon as we got through the door, he was ALL business. While this Mom wanted to talk and chat and say “Hello” to everyone, Cameron quite seriously told me several times in our first 15 minutes there, “Mom, get to work!” as he would point me in the direction of my station, like a stern parent disciplining their roving child. Need to work on the telling Mom what to do, however, you gotta love the focus and work ethic.

Cameron and Sophia!
Cameron and Sophia!

Cameron got to work the counter and boy did he love that! Thank you to Sophia, a real sweetheart, who trained him and really made his day special and thank you to Justin too!

We had lots of family and friends visit too in support of the charities and that really made Cam’s day. We know that on a Wednesday afternoon, it’s not possible for everyone to stop what you are doing; thank you to the staff of Birchwood who came in, Birchwood Intermediate is the BEST SCHOOL! And thank you family and friends, especially for making the picture taking with Cameron quick and efficient so that he could get back to work. Your cooperation on that aspect was greatly appreciated. Right Erin!? 😉

Cameron and our friend Erin!
Cameron and our friend Erin!

The McDonald’s staff was awesome as we moved to the Drive Thru, Sara, Allison, Laura, I’m sorry I didn’t get everyone’s names, you were all wonderful. 🙂 Wow, that spot is busy! And Cam was working it like a pro, “Here’s your food, I LIKE your dog, what’s his name?” he said to one customer. Next customer: “Here’s you food, I LIKE your baby!” He was amazing! Greeting each customer, all business, told me to move a few times and to catch up on putting the tops on the pop, hmmm, -_-. Management position some day Lori? 😉 But, he continued to be welcoming and friendly with all, a real ambassador.

McDonald's Owner David McKenna with Cam.
McDonald’s Owner David McKenna with Cam.

And each customer at the drive thru was so wonderful, what a great bunch of people in our beautiful community. Thanks to you all for supporting McHappy Day!

Cameron serves his teacher Lori and VP Patsy from Birchwood!
Cameron serves his teacher Lori and Vice Principal Patsy from Birchwood!

 

Our Friend Sarah from the CBC dropped by!!
Our Friend Sarah from the CBC dropped by!!

 

Cam's most awesome EAs Laura Lee and Darlene and friend Kate stopped in too!!
Cam’s most awesome EAs Laura Lee and Darlene and friend Kate stopped in too!!

 

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See that smile, Mr. MacCallum, you made Cameron’s day. 🙂

 

Cameron with his principle, Mr. Carragher!
Cameron with his principle, Mr. Carragher!

 

There's Cam's gorgeous Grammy (next to the counter) and her girlfriends, we can never keep up with her. :)
There’s Cam’s gorgeous Grammy (next to the counter) and her girlfriends, we can never keep up with her. 🙂

 

The day would not have been complete without Uncle Mike!
The day would not have been complete without Uncle Mike!

So, at the end of the day, after we had worked one hour overtime, Cameron DID NOT want to leave, I smiled at him and asked…”Do you want to work here someday Cam?”

“Mom!”, he answered, looking at me with a ‘have you forgotten the plan?!’ scowl on his face,

“…I am going to be LITTLE AGAIN!!”

#youngagainpotion #stillworkingonit #thedramacontinues #afutureblog

 

He's forcing a smile now because Mom will not stop taking his picture. ;)
He’s forcing a smile now because Mom will not stop taking his picture. 😉

 

Make each day McHappy everyone! 🙂

 

Working it! I thought I would not get him to leave!
Working it! I thought I would never get him to leave!
  • This has absolutely made my day! What incredible pictures! Cam looks like he had a blast..and I am certain that many customers’ days were brightened by his smile and enthusiasm! I love when places like McDonald’s host these types of days where inclusion is the message of the day! People need to see that these awesome children and adults have so much to offer in the workplace!! GO CAM!!! #Awesome

  • Emma S

    This makes me so happy! Yay for Cameron!

  • Lizanne

    What a great day!! I was in around 10 . . .If I’d know, I would have gone in later!

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