Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Waiter Hero of Houston: Server Defends Child With Down Syndrome

The Run Towards way of life is everywhere….

When a customer at a Houston restaurant made a disparaging crack about a little boy with Down Syndrome, waiter Michael Garcia couldn’t hold back his feelings. He refused to serve the customers and gave them a lesson in manners.

Last week, Kim Castillo was at Laurenzo’s Prime Rib with Milo, her 5-year-old son. The Castillos are regulars at the restaurant, like family to many of the waitstaff, including Garcia. A family sitting nearby, also regulars, asked to be moved from their current booth, which was right next to Milo and his mom.

“Special needs children need to be special somewhere else,” said one of the customers, reported Houston’s KPRC-TV.

That’s when Garcia cracked.

“‘How could you say that?’” Garcia demanded of the customer before they left Laurenzo’s. “‘How could you say that about a beautiful 5-year-old angel?’”

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Firefighters make wish come true, and then some

Sometimes when a dream comes true, the reality is even better.

A special present from the Make-A-Wish Foundation — an adaptive bike — arrived Friday afternoon at the Mount Prospect home of 11-year-old Zachary Jakubowski, who has a rare and severe form of epilepsy.

But the foundation made the wish even sweeter by having Mount Prospect Fire Chief John Malcolm and Mount Prospect firefighters arrive at his home on the 800 block of East Prospect Avenue to give Zachary a ride around the neighborhood in a fire truck.

For the Lincoln Junior High School student, who is obsessed with firefighters, it was the ride of a lifetime.

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Long time “regular” shows her kindness

Via Reddit— just being yourself and kind to others can pay off when you least expect it…We don’t do things for others expecting reward, we do them because it’s the right thing to do…

I work at a grocery store and we have regular customers come in and out every day. There are a handful that I talk to on the regular, the kind of people I go out of my way to say hello to. It’s usually small talk and things going on during that particular time of year.

I had mentioned that I got engaged a few weeks ago to this particular woman that comes in to our store regularly. This morning on my opening shift, she came in at around 7:20AM. We chatted briefly, I told her I might be moving into an apartment soon with my my fiancée. “What’s her name?” “It’s ________” She asked for the correct spelling and said that her daughter had the same name etc. We spoke until the next customers arrived and she was off. 10 mins go by and she came by again. “It’s just a little something, congratulations! You’ve always been so nice and I wanted to get you guys something.”

I opened up the card after she left. It was an engagement card with a $50 bill inside. I was shocked. I was grateful but at the same time, I didn’t know how to feel. I also felt a little guilty taking it.

After a couple of minutes, I thought about how weird it was. I couldn’t get the smile off my face, a random person that I had a work relationship with just dropped $50 to me. It was such kind gesture that I’m not used to seeing, especially where I work! She made my day!

via Long time “regular” shows her kindness . : randomactsofkindness.

Burglars Return Stolen Computers To Nonprofit With Heartfelt Apology Note

They did the wrong thing– then they did the right thing…

When burglars in San Bernardino County, Calif., realized the computers they’d stolen were from a nonprofit that helps victims of sexual violence, they returned them — along with an apology note that may restore your faith in humanity.

o-BURGLARSNOTE-570The thieves broke into the San Bernardino County Sexual Assault Services office on the night of July 31, according to a press release from Cal Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES). Candy Stallings, the nonprofit’s executive director, said the burglars had shimmied between floor boards and walls to get past the building’s high security system.

They also clipped multiple alarm wires, CBS Los Angeles reported. Within minutes, six computers with hard drives, a laptop and a bag of valuables were taken.

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