Benny Ficeto has been serving since the 1940s, and he would have continued to do so if it weren\u2019t for the coronavirus pandemic. The World War II veteran worked at Stop & Shop until COVID-19 hit. But the store decided to give back, just in time for his 100th birthday. This particular store\u2019s location is in Edison, New Jersey, where Ficeto worked for over ten years. The location pulled out all the stops to thank Ficeto for his work at the store and his service, recruiting family and friends, and belting out patriotic songs alike. A familiar sight at the grocery chain Many shoppers would congregate to see Ficeto when they were ready to check out \/ YouTube screenshot Benny Ficeto is a familiar face across Stop & Shop locations. He worked at one in Bloomingdale, New Jersey, for eight years. Then, he transitioned to Edison, where he manned registers four and five by bagging groceries. \u201cPeople would wait in line even if there was an open register,\u201d shared Stop & Shop spokesperson Stefanie Shuman, \u201cthey would wait because they wanted Benny to bag their groceries.\u201d RELATED: WWII Veteran Gets \u2018Ultimate Surprise\u2019 For His 93rd Birthday Even before all the birthday revelry, Ficeto found contentedness in his work at Stop & Shop, according to his nephew Daniel Reynolds and Reynolds\u2019 girlfriend, Melissa Malley. He would explain to them, \u201cWorking at my age gives you purpose.\u201d So, it makes sense that the guy who thinks taking a break would be \u201csenseless to do so\u201d would find he \u201cnever really left the hearts and minds of Stop & Shop\u201d after he stopped working there when the pandemic hit. Stop & Shop did not forget Ficeto either. Stop & Shop honors WWII vet Benny Ficeto Stop & Shop unveiled Benny's Spot in honor of Benny Ficeto \/ YouTube screenshot In 2020, Stop & Shop threw Ficeto a drive-by car parade to usher in his 99th birthday. This year, on Monday, Ficeto was driven to the Edison store for a very special surprise party. There, he was welcomed by family, friends, former coworkers, and a patriotic singing group, honoring his service in World War II. Oh, and of course, cake! The veteran worked at the Bloomingdale and Edison locations right up until COVID-19 hit \/ Flickr Additionally, Stop & Shop revealed \u201cBenny\u2019s Spot,\u201d a veteran\u2019s-only parking lot named in his honor. \u201cIt says in honor of Benny for his service to the store and his country,\u201d Shuman outlined. Given the chance, Shuman said she would do even more each day, adding, \u201cHe knew the day was for him. Every day should be for him in my opinion.\u201d In fact, they\u2019re already planning for his 101st birthday and \u201cevery birthday after that\u201d because \u201che's still part of this family and we will continue to celebrate him.\u201d A very happy 100th birthday, Benny Ficeto, and many more!