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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:38 PM

Waiter who refused service to customer becomes Web hero

Usually, when a waiter refuses to serve someone at a restaurant, customers complain. In this case, customers cheered.

The waiter in question, Michael Garcia, has been receiving goodwill and friend requests on the restaurant’s Facebook page since word spread that he stood up for a child with special needs.

Garcia, who works at the Houston restaurant Laurenzo's, was waiting on a family, regulars with a 5-year-old child, Milo, who has Down syndrome. The server said that another family at the restaurant commented on Milo’s behavior, which Garcia described as “talking and making little noises." Garcia moved the complaining family to another table, but they were still unhappy. "Special needs children need to be special somewhere else," the father reportedly said.

The waiter then took a stand. He told FoxNews.com that such talk is ignorant and is due to people's fear of the unknown. "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.

It didn't take long for the story to get out. The eatery’s Facebook page has received praise from people in Texas and beyond.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/waiter-refused-customer-becomes-hero-144638357--finance.html

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:11 PM

1. Kick for a great story!

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:28 PM

2. It's too ironic for this great lesson of tolerance to be highlighted by Fixed News

because I suspect the family who complained about that beautiful little boy got its hateful attitude from watching Fixed News regularly.

Still, thanks for the link.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:09 PM

3. That takes courage.

To work a job like that and to need it. To risk it by taking a stand is very brave. I commend her.

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