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To the Chili's waitress who made girl with autism's day

January 12, 2016

A Facebook post to the "Love What Matters" page has gone viral and has been shared more than 57,000 times since it was posted on Christmas Eve. The post is from a woman who went to a Midvale, Utah Chili's with her 7-year-old sister Arianna, who is on the autism spectrum. According to the post, Arianna ordered her favorite food, a cheesburger but when it came out, she wouldn't touch it.

So I asked her, “Why don’t you want it?”. She replied, “It’s broken. I need another one thats fixed.” Then it dawned on me why she wasn’t eating it. It’s because it was cut in half.

After explaining the situation, their waitress, Lauren, sprung into action.

Lauren was so sweet and just smiled and went along with Arianna, telling her “I brought you a broken cheeseburger?! You know what, I’ll have them cook you a new one!” I loved this because rather than just taking it from the table, she actually TOLD Arianna what she was doing. While this seems insignificant, by her telling Arianna what she was doing, we avoided a melt down.

The new cheeseburger came out and Arianna was so overjoyed she even kissed it (as seen in the photo).

Everyone, from the hostess to the chef, played a role in what most people would think isn’t a big deal. But this entirely shaped how the rest of our day would go. I know...a cheeseburger cut in half literally could make or break our day. In this case thanks to the professionalism of the crew in Midvale, it made our day.

Read the full story in the Facebook post below.


"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