Waiter sticks up for special-needs child by refusing service...
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Restore your faith in humanity.
SF Gate writes:
A Houston restaurant is receiving widespread praise after its staff refused to serve a group that had some unkind things to say about a special needs child.
Mom Kim Castillo wrote on her Facebook page about the experience and shared it with 29-95.com on Thursday.
Castillo said she was dining at a restaurant called Laurenzo’s with her family, including her son Milo, who has Down syndrome. A family of four came in and asked to be moved from the booth next to Castillo, then left the restaurant shortly thereafter.
“As it turns out they told the waiter, ‘special needs kids should be kept in special places,’” Castillo said. “The waiter promptly told them he was offended by their comment and refused to serve them.”
Facebook users have joined Castillo in complimenting the restaurant for sticking up for Milo.
Faith in humanity restored.
such a good story!
plus, i love that image. faith in humanity RESTORED!
Sometimes PandaWhale stories sit dormant for years until we rediscover them and delight in them all over again. :)
that's why pandawhale is the best!
Aww, so happy you feel that way Emily!
Wow people can really be assholes. How could anyone be so callous in the face of such cuteness!?!?!?
Some people are jerks. There's no other explanation, really.
anger (in all it's forms - disgust, resentment, contempt, jealousy etc.) is fear. many people fear what they don't understand and choose fear over understanding because sometimes, understanding requires that you care more about getting it right than being right. hats off to the waiter for taking a stand. and good for milo's mom for giving the waiter public thanks. it might have been the only thing that saved his job.
Christine, well said. It reminds us how important it is to take a public stand for what's right.
I think these people can go SERVE themselves... at home:)
Sergey yes! Rereading this a year later I'm so glad Milo's mom gave the waiter public thanks.