Owen Block, like most of us, loves his food, but for Owen, who has autism, he has to know exactly what he’s eating every night.
So when his dad decided to eat at Burmese restaurant Sun Cusines he asked his son to run in and get a menu to he could choose exactly what he wanted.
Dad waited patiently in his car for his son to return, but the minutes ticked by and Owen’s dad couldn’t understand what was taking so long. Then he walked into the restaurant and couldn’t believe what the staff had done for Owen.
Owen did ask for a take out menu, but that’s not all he asked for.
“After that he said I’m hungry and when I look at his face from my heart I said oh he’s a very special boy to me. I said what do you want to eat honey I asked him and he said I want to eat beef,” said Aye Thein, Sun Restaurant Partner and Manager, according to News 4.
Owen had got clear instructions from his dad, he had to just go in and grab a menu while he waited in the car.
But Owen could not resist the delicious smells of food in the restaurant, so instead of just grabbing a menu, he had to stay and enjoy the aromas.
Dad waited and waited in the car. But at last he realized that he had to go in and see what had happened to his son.
When the dad went into the restaurant he couldn’t believe what he saw. There was Owen sitting at a table by himself enjoying a delicious beef curry.
Mom Sandra took to Facebook to write about the whole event.
“Apparently, he told the hostess ‘I’m hungry.’ So she sat him down and asked what he wanted to eat, and he answered: ‘beef.’ She told her cooks, ‘hurry, this boy is very hungry,’ and made him a beef curry with rice. She said that he was so sweet she was planning on letting him eat for free,” writes Owen’s mom Sandra on Facebook.
The Williamsville, New York, restaurant staff knew a hungry customer when they saw one and couldn’t wait to cook Owen a meal so he could leave their popular restaurant completely satisfied.
His mom said how grateful she was for the staff’s kindness adding: “If you end up there, thank them again, from me. For their kindness, and for treating my son like family.”
Her post has attracted 19,000 reactions from people who just love Owen and the Sun Restaurant’s small act of kindness that meant so much to one family. Watch the full story in the video below: