Mystery diner leaves touching note for family with special needs child

Posted at 9:59 PM, Sep 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-03 21:59:21-04

China Grove, NC – A waitress fought back tears as she delivered a touching note to a family at a diner in China Grove, NC.

According to, a family with a special needs child was dining out on Friday when their 8-year-old became a “bit rowdy.”

This family had been going through hard times recently. Their 8-year-old son, Riley, has also dealt with struggles with three major brain surgeries for epilepsy.

They say the child was making noise and other customers were becoming aggravated, but one customer decided to send the family some encouragement instead.

The waitress, who was touched by the customer’s act of kindness, told the family their bill had been paid and she handed them a note that read, “God only gives special children to special people.”

The family was also moved by the note.

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