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Waiter defends special needs customer

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A Texas waiter took a stand recently for a little boy with Down syndrome.

Michael Garcia was working at Laurenzo's in Houston when he overheard a group allegedly making disparaging remarks about 5-year-old Milo Castillo.

The group was seated next to the boy and his family and then suddenly got up and switched tables. Garcia said he didn't think much of it until he heard them say special needs children need to be special somewhere else.

"It was very disturbing and my personal feelings just took over and I told them man, 'I'm sorry, sir. I can't serve you,'" he said.

He refused to serve them, but didn't mention anything to the Castillo family. Another waiter later told them what he had done.

"So we were sitting there and all of a sudden I noticed that the family across from us got up and moved and went to the back of the restaurant and I though, you know, I wonder if they're moving because of us," said Kim Castillo, Milo's mother.

Castillo said the incident was disheartening, but she was also impressed that someone would stand up for her son and another human being like that.

"It upset me because he's a 5-year-old little boy. He's an angel. He's precious," she said.

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