A Texas waiter is getting props from far and wide after refusing to serve a customer who made a negative remark about those with disabilities.

Kim Castillo says she was dining with her family — including 5-year-old Milo, who has Down syndrome — at Laurenzo’s in Houston last week when a group seated next to them moved to another table and then quickly left the restaurant.

Castillo later learned that the group left after telling the waiter serving both tables that, “special needs children need to be special somewhere else.” The server, Michael Garcia, promptly responded that he could not serve them.

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News of the incident quickly spread, with Garcia garnering praise from both regular restaurant customers and from across the Internet for standing up for the boy with Down syndrome, reports KTRK, the Houston ABC affiliate.