Greensboro, NC -- He's been a fixture at the Greene Street parking deck in downtown Greensboro for many years.
Just about anybody who parks in the area knows Avery Simmons. And after 18 years on the job, he's calling it a career.
Thursday afternoon, some of his biggest fans gathered to thank the man who's done so much for them.
Avery started as a parking attendant in 1996, and he's been parking attendant supervisor since 1997.
And everyone we talked to just loves his smile and the fact he's always bright and cheery.
He says in the end, he'll miss the people most.
"And to get a send off like the one I've gotten today makes me want to come back and do it all over again," he laughed.
And, what's next for Avery? He says he plans to give back to his neighbors through community service.
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