Waiter who stood up for special needs boy brings donations to child’s school


And now for the uplifting palate cleanser of the week.

In January, Twitchy told you about Michael Garcia, the Houston waiter who refused to serve a customer who insulted Milo Castillo, a five-year-old boy with Down syndrome. After he overheard the man say, “Special needs children need to be special somewhere else,” Garcia told him, “I’m sorry, I can’t serve you.”

Hero~>Michael Garcia , the waiter who refused service to ppl who complained about Milo eating in same restaurant. twitter.com/sassylassee/st…

— L.B. (@sassylassee) February 6, 2013

The heartwarming story didn’t end there.

@khoulily Nice follow-up story on the waiter & special needs boy! Great way to start my day. Pls tell your producer “THUMBS UP”.

— Sandy Phillips (@sandyspiritwind) February 7, 2013

Garcia’s story lit up social media and letters, money and gifts poured in from all over the world, including “a box with Star Wars t-shirts and toys … with a handwritten note from Lucas Films.” Garcia says all of it is going to Milo and his classmates at the Rise School of Houston, a school that serves children with and without developmental disabilities.

“I couldn’t keep one penny of it,” Garcia explained. “It wouldn’t be right. I’ve really taken a look at myself and it’s really changed me.”

Garcia presented gift cards and a check for $1,145 to the school, and the students honored their hero with a celebration.

this brought tears to my eyes! #Houston waiter honored for helping special needs child click2houston.com/news/Waiter-ho…

— karanolson (@karanolsoncnn) February 8, 2013

Awesome story:) Waiter who stood up for special needs child called a hero. mysanantonio.com/news/local_new… via @mysa

— Kathleen Petty (@kmpetty) February 8, 2013

Michael Garcia is an inspiration for all of us…. fb.me/2jyAxYmLU

— Philip Cortez (@PhilipCortezTX) February 9, 2013

“@kylejack: The waiter who stood up for the Down’s Syndrome kid just keeps getting better. khou.com/community/Loca… This is a good human being.

— michael (@mtgaspard) February 7, 2013

Michael and Milo just got few gifts from LucasFilm Ltd. fb.me/1wsHGco6S

— Laurenzo’s(@Laurenzos4412) February 6, 2013

I posted a new photo to Facebook fb.me/DUExVmu5

— Laurenzo’s(@Laurenzos4412) February 6, 2013

What’s next for Garcia? He’s still working at Laurenzo’s restaurant and says he’d like to volunteer at the Rise School.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/09/awesome-waiter-who-stood-up-for-boy-with-down-syndrome-brings-gifts-donations-to-childs-school/

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