Social media lights up after Houston waiter tells off customer for insulting special needs 5yr old.—
Phil Archer (@pdarcher) January 19, 2013
A Houston waiter was an instant hit on Twitter after news surfaced that he refused to serve a restaurant patron he says insulted this adorable five-year-old boy with Down syndrome.
Milo and his family were eating at Laurenzo’s restaurant in Houston this week when the group at an adjacent booth moved to another table.
Waiter Michael Garcia overheard someone say, “Special needs children need to be special somewhere else.” His response to the asshat customer? “I’m sorry, I can’t serve you.”
Tweets of appreciation and support are pouring in for Garcia and the restaurant.
Props to Laurenzo's for supporting a waiter who refused service to a family speaking negatively of a special needs child at the restaurant.—
Cara ConnallyMatocha (@clcmusicfactory) January 19, 2013
Thanks Laurenzo's for standing up for those with special needs.—
(@mostynmoreno) January 17, 2013
Seriously screw that family at that restaurant that said special needs people need to be special somewhere else I wouldn't serve you either!—
MAC (@TheeRealMC) January 19, 2013
Applause for Garcia is also flooding the restaurant’s Facebook page, and even people outside Houston are hoping they’ll get the chance to visit Laurenzo’s someday.
If I ever visit Houston I am going to Laurenzo’s, to meet Mr Garcia that wonderful waiter who refused to serve the family!—
(@sandrareston) January 19, 2013