Texas waiter praised for standing up for child with Down syndrome

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HOUSTON, Texas — A Texas waiter is being praised online after refusing to serve a table of people accused of making fun of a child with Down syndrome.

The Houston Chronicle’s “24-95″ food blog reported that Kim Castilo and her five-year-old son Milo were having dinner at Laurenzo’s Prime Rib restaurant in Houston.

A group seated at the booth next to them reportedly requested to be moved, saying ‘Special needs kids should be kept in special places.’

Milo Castillo has Down syndrome. Castillo says that after hearing the group’s insult against her son, waiter Michael Garcia refused to serve them.

Garcia says that the Castillo’s are regular customers at Laurenzo’s.

“I had considered whether or not I would lose my job, but I knew it wasn’t right,” Garcia said, referring to the remarks.

The restaurant and Garcia have been receiving praise on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

Read more: FOX4 Kansas City.

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