Waiter Who Defended Special-Needs Child Becomes Local Hero

Milo Castillo, the 5-year-old boy whom Garcia defended. Photo: Kim Castillo/NBC

Oh, happy day: Michael Garcia, the Houston waiter who refused to serve a customer who criticized a boy with Down syndrome, is earning widespread praise. Customers are flocking to Prime Rib to shake his hand, and kind commenters (they exist!) are showing Garcia some love on the restaurant's Facebook page. Well-deserved. Now, about that raise. [Earlier, Today]