Trevor Jefferson is a barista, a “dance machine,” and he has Down syndrome. Trevor, 23, works at Bitty & Beau’s Coffee in Wilmington, North Carolina, a coffee shop that brews up opportunity for people with disabilities.
Bitty & Beau’s Coffee prides itself on hiring great people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Trevor’s boss Amy Wright, the co-founder of Bitty & Beau’s, wanted to recognize his talent — dancing. So Wright gathered her employees around Trevor on Monday for a surprise. Bitty & Beau’s Coffee shared video of the surprise announcement on its Facebook.
“You love to dance. And you entertain. And so I thought it was time to give you a promotion,” Wright tells Trevor in the video. “We are making you, officially, our director of entertainment.”