Netizens praise senior citizen McDonald's crew in a viral post

MANILA, Philippines - A photo of a senior citizen working as a service crew in a McDonald’s branch earned admiration after it recently gone viral. Netizens also commend the fast food branch for opening opportunities even to the old age whom are willing to work.

Netizens praise senior citizen McDonald's crew in a viral post

University of the Philippines Los Baños alumni “Lemuel Baltazar Estrada” shared a refreshing encounter last November 1, on a McDonald’s Singapore branch a photo of an elderly dressed as service crew tidying up their table.

viral McDo crew Singapore

In the short post, Estrada said that they make it a habit to clean and place neatly their food scraps in the table even before sighting an elderly man service crew. He even stated that the old man doesn’t want to be helped.

Estrada then commended the Singapore McDonald’s branch for giving “equal job opportunities” to all ages who are willing still to work.

“#KudosnSalute2SGMcDo for giving them equal job opportunities. I hoped all branches in the Philippines will also have this so that we can be more disciplined especially the youth.”

(#KudosnSalute2SGMcDo for giving them equal job opportunities. Sana lahat ng branches sa Pinas magkaroon para mas maging disiplinado ang mga customers lalo na ang mga kabataan).

Estrada’s post instantly went viral with 24,000 likes and has shared by 178 times. With majority in same opinion as Estrada. Some also commented that Philippines should also adopt the self-service practice other fastfood restaurants do in other countries.

One commenter even identified the elderly service crew in the post. Turns out the commenter “John Paul Sabado Fontanilla” is working from the same McDonald’s branch Estrada had gone to.

Mcdo crew Singapore identity

Fontanilla in the comment section says that there are other senior citizen service crew in their branch. Naming the elderly in the post is called “Uncle Iam.” He also attached a photo of what looks like “Uncle Iam” and other two elderly staff in that McDonald’s branch.

--Mae Tuazon, The Summit Express

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