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Beloved character at Kamloops McDonald’s off work after car accident

Brandon Headey made people smile with his accents at the Sahali McDonald's drive-thru.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Brandy Gozda-Sekhon
April 14, 2021 - 7:30 AM

A well-known Kamloops McDonald’s employee who brightened people’s days with sayings like “yabba dabba do, what can I get for you?” is taking some time off to recover from a brain injury.

Brandon Headey said he was driving on Highway 1 coming off of a merge lane while heading into Kamloops when he got T-boned and spent the next week in the hospital. He was released Thursday, April 8. His car is completely written off.

“I have staples in my head right now that they’re taking out Tuesday,” he said Saturday, April 10. “When I got crashed into, I blacked out for two minutes.”

A growing blood clot following the accident meant he had to get brain surgery, he said.

“I’m going to be off for some time,” Headey said, adding that he won't know when he can return to work until April 23.

Headey gathered some social media attention in a Kamloops Rant and Rave Facebook group when residents said he made their days with his quirky character introductions while taking drive-thru orders at the restaurant’s Notre Dame Drive location. The previous story also received positive attention and reactions from readers.

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For the last three months, the 18-year-old has greeted customers with a barrage of characters, including the Flintstones, a Western cowboy, Cinderella’s fairy godmother and more.

“I think everything to do right now with COVID and the scary times, Brandon is a breath of fresh air for all of Kamloops, we love it,” said Brandy Gozda-Sekhon, owner of the local McDonald’s franchise in a previous interview with

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