When Michael Garcia, 45, a waiter at Laurenzo's Prime Rib in Houston, Texas, refused to serve customers who didn't want to sit near Milo Castillo, a 5-year-old boy with Down syndrome, he became an almost-instant celebrity.
People across the country praised Garcia, showering him with thank you notes, gifts and donations. Instead of pocketing the money as reward for a good job done, Garcia presented a cheque for $1,145 to Milo's preschool, The Rise School of Houston.
The money will go toward a scholarship for the students, Fox News reported.
"The children though are the real heroes," Garcia said. "I don't feel like a hero in any way, it’s the children."
Children at the school thanked Garcia with homemade gifts at a thank-you party held in his honour.
One young student described Garcia: "Well, he's kind of like God, but he's not God. And he's kind of like Martin Luther King, but he's not MartinRead More »from Waiter who stood up for young boy with Down syndrome forwards donations to boy’s school