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.


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.