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Houston Waiter Stands Up For Special Needs Child
A Houston waiter is being hailed as a hero after standing up for a five-year-old boy with Downs's syndrome.
Last week, Michael Garcia says he refused to serve patrons sitting near the child at his restaurant.
He says he overheard them declare, "special needs children need to be special somewhere else."
The group then moved to another table.
"It was very disturbing and my personal feelings just took over and I told them, 'I'm sorry, I can't serve you,'" Garcia says.
"What went through my mind was I was just so impressed and felt so good that somebody would stand up for another human being," says Kim Castillo, the child's mother.
The story of Garcia's good deed has been picked up around the world. It has been published on national blogs and even in a major British newspaper.