Texas Waiter Stands Up for Special Needs Child Against Rude Customers
Viral| | By Brian Delpozo
A Texas waiter became an unexpected hero last week when he stood up for a special needs child as other customers made rude comments about the little girl.
Michael Garcia of Houston, Texas was working his usual shift at Laurenzo’s restaurant when Kim Castillo and her family came in for dinner. The Castillos, including 5-year-old daughter Milo, were regulars at the restaurant for the two years Garcia had been working there.
At one point during the meal, young Milo became restless and began making noises. At that point, the family located next to the Castillos demanded to be moved to a different table because of the noise. Garcia initially went along with their request in an attempt to diffuse the situation.
However the server was pushed past the breaking point when someone at the offended table exclaimed, “Special needs children need to be special someplace else,” loud enough for both Garcia and the Castillo family to hear.
Garcia quickly responded to the customer, angrily saying, “How could you say that? How could you say that about a beautiful 5-year-old angel?”
From there, Garcia refused to serve the offended customers and they quickly left.
Castillo was grateful for his help, but feared Garcia may lose his job over his actions. However the restaurant and his supervisors stood by Garcia and did not punish him.