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Michael Garcia (left), Milo 
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Michael Garcia (left), Milo
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) It’s been a memorable and remarkable week for Houston restaurant server Michael Garcia. Garcia who works as a server at Laurenzo’s Prime Rib in Houston has been praised for taking a stand against a patron who took issue with a child who has Down syndrome.

Kim Castillo, who is a regular patron of Laurenzo’s Prime Rib was there with her 5-year-old son, Milo, who has Down syndrome. Despite his setbacks, and his ability to formulate words, young Milo was joyously sharing with his family some new words to the wait staff and talking about his birthday he had just had.

Another patron of the restaurant found Milo disruptive and spoke ill of the young boy. Garcia reportedly heard that patron say, “Special needs children need to be special somewhere else.”

Garcia became infuriated with the patron and told the man that he was not going to serve him at the establishment.

Castillo was reportedly impressed with Garcia’s response as well as actions and furthermore, the restaurant showed full support of Garcia’s decision not to serve the patron who made the comments about Milo.

Garcia appeared on national television to speak about the incident and his actions as well as his decision not to serve the man. Garcia continues to  make headlines all over the country.

The Facebook page of Laurenzo’s Prime Rib has a stream of comments of praise about Garcia and his decision to come to the defense of Milo and his family.

Check out Garcia on national television below:


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