A McDonald's employee and professional drag queen has been keeping queues of customers entertained by dancing while directing the drive-thru traffic.
Gavyn Brewster, also known as Diana D, danced along to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's "Rain on Me" after the McDonald's at Morfa Retail Park in Swansea, Wales, reopened for business.
The 26-year-old, who has been working as a professional drag queen for three years, kept the dancing going for his entire eight-hour shift.
Every McDonald’s needs this!! https://t.co/E6pbqKnyrc— asssssshh (@asssssshh)1591289105.0
He told the PA news agency:
“Everyone was loving it! They couldn't get enough, which, when I look back at my dance moves, I certainly could be better."
“It was a distraction for everyone because they've been stuck with their kids, depressed in lockdown, sad about their families or not seeing loved ones, and I managed to do something to make people smile — even if it's for 10 minutes in a queue to McDonald's."
“Some people think that it was all an act but if you meet me in real life you can see that I was just being my crazy self."
After spotting the video going viral on Twitter, @dragqueendianad tweeted:
“Ngl, I'm living my best life."
Ngl I'm living my best life 😂 https://t.co/aOp9tJEmYn— Diana D (@Diana D)1591397971.0
One of the customers, Ashley Pearce, who filmed the dancing, said:
“We were there for a total of 30 minutes but it didn't seem like we were there that long. We wanted it to be longer."
“I was queuing up for food and Diana D was working guiding the traffic and keeping everyone happy and patient."
“It got people involved and lifted people's spirits in these horrible times."
The video certainly seemed to lift spirits on Twitter, where it's already amassed nearly 3 million views.
@ashleykpearce This is what you get when you employ intelligent, talented and committed people that’s 100% of Mcdon… https://t.co/2QzRfSfsUA— Warren Steward (@Warren Steward)1591445297.0
@ashleykpearce this made me smile so much omg— minahil (@minahil)1591360190.0
@winterrthing @ashleykpearce Hahaha yeah, something good btween all this mess we are living now— Dann (@Dann)1591447076.0
@ashleykpearce He’s living his best life and making the best out of it. We need more people like him. What a joy!— Ɽ Ø ฿ Ɇ Ɽ ₮ (@Ɽ Ø ฿ Ɇ Ɽ ₮)1591398129.0
People are hoping that McDonald's takes note.
@ashleykpearce @McDonaldsUK this guy needs some kind of recognition! A ray of light in such hard times 💪🏻👍🏻🤩🥳🏴— Shaun (@Shaun)1591390558.0
@ashleykpearce Employee Of The Month right there!! Love this!! I love that he’s laughing along aswell. Just have fu… https://t.co/c4po692xO3— Shaun (@Shaun)1591390478.0
@ashleykpearce @McDonalds can you get this person a raise or something! to have this kind of energy at work is ama… https://t.co/P79mRc3kzg— Ginge! (@Ginge!)1591396575.0
Thanks for brightening all our days, Diana D!