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An elderly man in England got the surprise of a lifetime when he went into his favorite local food chain only to find the restaurant staff had thrown him an unexpected birthday party.
Harry Scott has visited his local McDonald's almost every day since his wife, Martha, passed away in 2013. The widower is such a loyal customer that he even has his very own table at the restaurant, where he sits and eats his Happy Meal.
To thank the elderly gentleman for his patronage, the McDonald's staff in Workington, Cumbria, decorated the venue with banners, streams and balloons in honor of his 93rd birthday.
Employees gifted Scott a bottle of whiskey and some shortbread. They also informed the birthday boy that from now on, the rest of his Happy Meals are free.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) November 22, 2015
The entire day was incredibly special, Scott told The Daily Mail.
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Since Martha passed away, Scott has been going to McDonald's six days a week, sometimes for more than one meal. Because of these frequent visits, the 93-year-old has befriended the entire staff and many of the customers.
The elderly gentleman said that seeing the families and children interact makes him feel less lonely.
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And the restaurant staff feel the same way about him.
"He's a one-off. We get regular customers but he's one that stands out," said crew member Jack Holliday. "He's bubbly and full of life, especially for a 93-year-old."
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