How One Waitress Accommodated a Girl With Autism in a Simple — but Meaningful — Way

“I want to share the experience that my husband, 7 year old autistic sister and I had today at the Chili’s location in…

Posted by Love What Matters on Thursday, December 24, 2015

Posted by Love What Matters on Thursday, December 24, 2015

The inspiring story of a Utah Chili’s waitress who “fixed” a sliced cheeseburger for a young girl is just one more example of how a simple act of kindness can have a large impact.

Anna MacLean, 25, took her little sister Arianna Hill out to lunch at Chili’s before going to see the Easter bunny. MacLean told ABC News that Arianna, who is autistic, “was really enthusiastic” and “told the waitress, ‘I’ll have my cheeseburger.'”

When the meal arrived, something was wrong: The burger was “broken,” Arianna said very upset.

“Automatically we cut it in half so it’s easier for the kids to eat,” the family’s server, Lauren Wells, explained later to CBS affiliate KUTV 2.

While some servers might have not dealt with Arianna’s, Lauren immediately ordered a new (and unsliced) burger for no extra charge, after Anna explained that Arianna had an autism spectrum disorder. When Wells told manager Brad Cattermole about the situation, he too went over to Arianna and apologized for the mishap.

Keep reading to hear the full story!


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