Because we all need to do better at sharing the “good” news stories

awareness_ribbonI’m exhausted with gun debates, and liberal hypocritical insanity,  today.  That’s why it lifted my spirit today to hear of a average man who exemplifies what makes America great.  His name is Michael Garcia and if you ever run across him he deserves to be bought a libation of his choice for being just a stand up guy with a great heart.  I have several friends with autistic children, not full down syndrome per se, and can see how difficult it is for them and they work very hard to give their children constant support and understanding.  I’ve also seen how the average person on the street avoids them or whispers behind their backs.  Thank you Mr. Garcia for showing class, dignity and compassion for others.  Too seldom do all of us remember how far that can go in helping others.

FOX:  Houston waiter refuses to serve customer who insulted Down syndrome boy

A Houston waiter’s Facebook page has been inundated with friend requests and messages after a story of how he stood up for a special needs child went viral.

Michael Garcia, a waiter at Laurenzo’s, was serving a family who have been regulars since the restaurant opened. The family includes 5-year-old Milo, who has Down syndrome.

“Milo wasn’t being bad, he was just talking and making little noises,” Garcia told But a customer at a nearby table who was also with his family began making comments about Milo.

The customer got up from the table and moved his family to another table further away from Milo, but still in Garcia’s serving section.

Garcia said the man continued talking about Milo and said, “special needs children need to be special somewhere else.”

“My personal feelings took over because that’s ignorance in my opinion and I told him ‘Sir, I won’t be able to serve you,'” Garcia tells

The man and his family got up and left the restaurant, while Milo’s family was unaware of the incident at all.

“Maybe there were other ways I could have handled it, but Milo is such an angel, he is a gift from God as are all special needs children,” Garcia said.

Garcia did not tell Milo’s family of the incident because he didn’t want to cause them any pain. He compared his actions to wanting to shield someone and said he hopes someone would do the same for his family. Another server told Milo’s family what Garcia had done.

“We can’t lose track of what this is about,” Garcia said about the amount of attention the story has gotten.

“It is about Milo, it is about educating ourselves and when people are different, why should you treat them any different?”

“It’s fear of the unknown,” he said.’s Alexandria Hein contributed to this report.

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7 Responses to Because we all need to do better at sharing the “good” news stories

  1. caohaoim says:

    She shoulda used the flamethrower and served BBQ pig in the parking lot.

    The only complaint anyone should have about children is if they are misbehaving. If the children misbehave hogtie the parent(s) with zip-ties and leave them on the road as a warning to others.

  2. I see more repulsive and obnoxious behavior by adults on a daily basis, than by kids. I think the clueless louts, and random groups of giggling drunken coworkers, should be hogtied for ruining my dinner first.

  3. caohaoim says:

    Adults first always.

  4. bltdonahue says:

    Liking all comments here. I experienced a bit of this on dinner Friday night….also experienced it almost weekly for a few years as a parent of a youngin’

    If your child is disruptive, few will care if you conscientiously try to handle the situation. It’s one thing to have a temporarily disruptive child. It’s another thing entirely to have a disruptive child for 20-30 minutes where the parent(s) refuse to even attempt to comfort/intervene with the child. THAT shit should involve zip-ties and roads. I can distinctly remember two occasions where I walked back to our car, holding my pissed off daughter, so that my wife and the restaurant could eat in peace.

    Anyhow, this current news story seems like a family of overly sensitive asshats just didn’t want to sit near “the weird kid.” When moving wasn’t enough to satisfy their asshole urges, they had to grumble at the waiter.

    Assuming the facts as they are match the facts as described, screw that family of assholes, and congratulations to the waiter, and the supportive customer base and online fans.

  5. You got it BLT. I’ve sat outside or in my car with my kids where they got out of hand as well. I think overall common courtesy is a dying breed.

  6. I think tomorrow I’ll be posting on hot chicks with guns or zombies….

  7. caohaoim says:

    Hot chicks with well behaved children

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