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by suggesting that “special needs children need to be special someplace else.”
The story became national news after being picked up by
Houston’s 29-95 blog, and folks started giving Garcia donations, in part
to make up for the tip he lost when he told the offending family to
take a hike.
In total, Garcia received over $1,000 in cash, but instead of keeping
the money, he donated it to Milo’s school. Milo attends the Rise School
of Houston, which is described as “the city’s first and only school
that offers an integrated learning environment to children born with
Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities.”
The school celebrated Garcia’s good heart and generosity with a
celebration in his honor, in which Garcia was presented with a special
crown for his good deed.
Still, Garcia doesn’t think his actions were that big of a deal.
“The children are the real heroes,” he explained. “I don’t feel like a hero in any way. It’s the children. That’s what this is about, helping the children.”