No shirt, no shoes, insulting a disabled child… no service.
As anyone who’s waited tables can tell you, it is a bad idea to offend the waiter. Those are the people who control when and whether you eat; you be nice to them. Not just them, either; if you’re the kind of human being who will insult a disabled child in public, then you just might be refused food altogether and told to take your act on the road.
And don’t bother complaining about it, either, because that waiter who just kicked you out of the restaurant? He’s a hero now.
Waiter Michael Garcia did exactly that in Houston eatery Laurenzo’s, and I hope his boss gives him a substantial bonus, because the story is spreading all over the internet and the restaurant’s Facebook page is full of hundreds of comments like these:
My son just moved to Houston. When I get out there to visit I fully intend to make Laurenzo’s and Mr. Garcia a part of my trip. Thank you for standing up for this special child. A fan from Kansas.
Just read the story about Mr. Garcia!!! So proud of you for taking a stand!! I wish there were more people like you!!!
Good for you. We have two special needs grandkids that we are raising. They are more well behaved in restaurants than many normal children but they don’t always know how to control their voices. If we lived in your area, we would definitely be there. People need to get a life. It isn’t all about “YOU”.
Thank you so much sir!!! Mental health and special needs awareness still needs much more work. Thank you for being aware and making more people aware by your actions.
Garcia is being lauded as a hero, with television appearances, tons of personal messages, and more. The 21st century being what it is, somewhere someone’s probably writing fanfic where he teams up with Fluttershy to save Equestria.
Today, you may have a seemingly small opportunity to stand up for what’s right. It might or might not seem like a big deal. Take the opportunity. Do what’s right. Sometimes nobody notices, sometimes everyone notices, but either way, you’ll know what choice you made.