McDonald's employee retires after 32 years of service

Posted at 9:18 AM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-31 11:30:40-04
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(NECN, NBC NEWSCHANNEL) A McDonald’s employee with Down syndrome is retiring after working at the restaurant for over three decades.

Freia David started working at a McDonald’s in Needham, Massachusetts 32 years ago.

She cleaned tables and refilled ketchup, but her favorite task was controlling the fry station.

Her co-workers and members of the community gave her quite a sendoff.

They filled the restaurant with Mickey and Minnie Mouse decorations and showered her with gifts.

"I'm so grateful, that she could stay here, this McDonald's for so long,” said her mother Annelise David.

Freia plans on returning to McDonald’s every Saturday for a meal with her mom.

Employees say that meal will be on the house.