Betty Lou

Betty Lou Celebrates First Anniversary as Chief Happiness Officer

Betty Lou, our Chief Happiness Officer, joined Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities one year ago this month. She’s been bringing happiness and love to our families, volunteers and staff ever since! Recently, we had a sit down, or rub down if you will, with Betty Lou to learn more about her role.

What Betty Lou likes most about working at the Charity is playing with the kids and getting love from their families.  When asked why, she responded, “They give me great belly rubs and lots of love. They’re always happy to see me.”

According to Betty Lou, the toughest part about her job is sitting through long, boring meetings. She copes by taking a nap. Her handler and our president and CEO, Beth Howell, begs to differ on the description of our meetings as being boring. Long, maybe, but the important work the Charity does to keep families close is never boring.

Betty Lou’s favorite part of her job is hanging out in the kitchen. She particularly loves it when volunteer groups cook for our families. “I especially like bacon and the peanut butter cookies.”

And, the most inspiring thing about working at the Houses for Betty Lou is how nice everyone is and all the love the families share with her. “Although I’m sad when they go home, I’m glad they are better.”

If you haven’t met Betty Lou yet, she keeps office hours at both Houses. She hangs out with families at the Gatewood House from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday each week and with families at the Peachtree-Dunwoody House from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays. She is available at other times by request.