While this may seem like advertising for Burger King, I would like to share this evidence that birthdays make people go out of their way to show they care.
Harold Rinehimer, a resident of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, is a stalwart Burger King visitor. According to local media there, Harold has walked from his apartment to the fast food restaurant “every day, twice a day, for nearly two decades.”
“I guess I like the stuff down here, the food, the times, and I see good friends down here,” Harold said.
Upon discovering that Harold was turning 80, employees planned a surprise party for his birthday.
Seeing the big smile on Harold’s face at the surprise was worth the effort, said restaurant manager Elizabeth Phenotti. “It made my day…It’s just doing something nice for someone, making someone feel special. He sure needs it, he’s a wonderful person.”
Along with a cake at the party, employees gave Harold a card signed by everyone and a Burger King gift card.
“Faithfully, rain sleet, snow, shine, he always makes it here. I think it’s awesome that he’s lived to be 80. Hopefully, he has a lot more years,” said Burger King employee Audam Fogle.
“That was a nice thing they did for him,” said Nick Indelicato, who met Harold at the BK and often shares a meal with him there. “He was really surprised, so that was nice.”
Harold’s advice? Life goes by too fast, so enjoy it.
Since Harold’s first meal of the day at the BK is breakfast, and he returns for dinner, he definitely started his birthday on the right note — cake for breakfast!