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With an infectious smile and a positive attitude to boot, Gabe has been working at McDonald’s for two years, since he was 16 years old. He’s known not only for his fast and accurate service, but for being an inspiration to all his customers he encounters on his shift at the Homewood, Alabama, McDonald’s location.

In fact, Owner/Operators, Michael and Nick Valluzzo, celebrated him with a $5,000 scholarship for college and a trip to the 2022 World Games for being an outstanding member of the Crew.

“Gabe has faced hardships in his life since birth. He could have easily been overcome with struggles or difficulty, and he instead has done the opposite. He never lets anything get him down and shows that positivity to anyone around him. His disposition shows light and hope no matter what is going on.”
- Kim

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With an infectious smile and a positive attitude to boot, Gabe has been working at McDonald’s for two years, since he was 16 years old. He’s known not only for his fast and accurate service, but for being an inspiration to all his customers he encounters on his shift at the Homewood, Alabama, McDonald’s location.
Compassionate. Sensitive. Understanding. These are just a few words that describe Matt, who goes above and beyond to look out for his customers in Rochester, New York, going so far as to bringing drinks out to this favorite customer’s car:
Love for the McDonald’s crew in Chula Vista, California, starts at a young age; for 7-year-old Ariany, she penned her “heroes” at McDonald’s a sweet letter of thanks:
All superheroes have one thing in common: they are known for saving lives of those around them. When a Crew member suddenly collapsed at a Tulsa, Oklahoma, restaurant, fellow Crew member, Alfredo, jumped into action, immediately starting chest compressions.
Lily has been the heart and soul of her team in Florence, South Carolina, for the last decade. As a passionate NASCAR fan, the Owner/Operators of the Greater Carolinas surprised Lily with the encounter of a lifetime when racing legend, Kurt Busch, crashed her shift and gave her tickets for a NASCAR experience she’ll never forget:
For some, 25 years is just a number. For Jamie, it’s 25 years of smiles, good vibes and being a wonderful start to her customers’ days. The Owner/Operators of the Costa Enterprises organization and its executive staff celebrated 25 years of Jamie at their Bluewater Bay, Florida, McDonald’s with cake and a special lunch where they unveiled a plaque in her honor.
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