Severiano Mora, known to students as Mr. Rafael, received birthday hugs after being serenaded Wednesday afternoon at Campbell Elementary School.
Mora, a night custodian, is, at 83, the second-oldest employee in the Anchorage School District.
He bids the students goodbye every day when he arrives for work at the end of their school day, and they have honored him each of the five years he has worked at the school.
"I am 83 years old but still working!" he beamed. "They make me feel very, very good."
By ERIK HILL
Anchorage Daily News / adn.com