A Texas waiter who gained national attention for refusing service to a customer who was critical of those with disabilities is using his new fame to benefit kids with special needs.
Michael Garcia, a waiter at Laurenzo’s Prime Rib in Houston, was lauded last month for turning away a group of diners who did not want to be seated near a boy with Down syndrome, telling the server “special-needs children need to be special somewhere else.”
After news of Garcia’s act spread across the country, praise and donations poured in for the restaurant worker. Now Garcia is continuing his good deeds, opting to donate the $1,145 he received to the Houston inclusive preschool where his young customer with Down syndrome attends.
“When you have something like this with someone who had no reason to be kind — he doesn’t have relatives with special needs, he’s not a teacher — but he did it out of a sense of what was right and from his heart, it gives us this hope,” a school official told the Houston Chronicle. To read more click here.