A waiter at an Olive Garden in Little Rock, Arkansas helped a customer named Dallas French out immensely by feeding her hungry four-month-old baby her bottle so that French could eat her own food. And he did this without even knowing what a rough day it had been for her. French and her family had just come from Arkansas Children's Hospital where her baby, Ellee, had tested positive for E. coli.
Her grateful post reads:
I forgot to post this Thursday after all that had happened that day I was really out of it (and probably the lack of sleep this past month) but we went to Olive Garden in little rock after Ellees tests at Children's hospital and she was starving and I was trying to make a bottle and spilled it all over me an the floor and made another bottle and our waiter ( wish I knew his name) watched all that had happened and just had brought our salad and bread sticks and said here let me feed her and you eat.. This melted all of us and this is what we need more of! He fed her I ate my salad and bread sticks and that milk on the floor got cleaned up after we left because he just understood! He didn't even know what we had went through that day and showed us love an understanding- not irritated that I had made a mess an my baby was screaming... Gosh I wish I woulda got his name because he deserves the recognition!! And it's the Olive Garden on Rodney parham in little rock AR!
The employee in charge of Olive Garden's Facebook page jumped in to thank French for her post, and as her post went viral (it's been shared on Facebook over 29,000 times and garnered 148,100 "reactions"), more people added their own great Olive Garden experiences, in Little Rock and elsewhere.
Seems like when you're there, you really are family—and not the kind you want to run away from.
While French didn't remember the server's name, she has that nice picture of him. Olive Garden posted a comment assuring her that the Little Rock staff would get the kudos they so clearly deserved. It just goes to show sometimes a little bit of help really goes a long way.