Michael Garcia a waiter at Houston restaurant Laurenzo’s was so disgusted by a comment made toward one of his long time (and littlest) patrons of the establishment he works at, that he put his job on the line and refused to serve a couple after they got up and moved tables. The waiter then heard the comment made by the father of the family about 5 year Milo who has Down Syndrome. “Special needs children need to be special someplace else.”
“My personal feelings took over,” he said, leading him to tell the father, “Sir, I won’t be able to serve you.” The family left the restaurant. — said Garcia.
Milo’s mom, Kim Castillo said that their family had been coming to Laurenzo’s for a long time. That they have been taking their son to restaurants since he was born. He is usually well-behaved and better even than most kids his age.
The news hit the restaurant’s facebook page where it exploded with praise from around the world for Garcia and what he did. Everyone supporting the compassionate waiter’s decision to refuse service to the family who he felt were being rude. The owners of Laurenzo’s fully supported their employees decision.
Kim Castillo, Milo’s mom shared her story online and how proud she is of Michael and all the staff at Laurenzos. Milo was just excited to share news about his birthday and talk happily with the staff.
Note: I’d like to thank Tasha from Life of a Canadian Angel for bringing this story to my attention on our facebook timeline. You rock girlie!
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