Every mom knows the power of a helping hand. Someone who sees you in your mess, and without judgement, comes alongside to make things better.
After a particularly long, and difficult day, Dallas French got that helping hand from none other than a server at her local Olive Garden.
The young mom from Little Rock, Arkansas had taken her daughter Ellee in for a series of tests at Children’s Hospital earlier this month before deciding to refuel at the local Olive Garden. Her baby was hungry, and quite frankly so was Dallas.
“I was trying to make a bottle and I spilled it all over me and the floor,” she wrote in a Facebook post. “I made another bottle.”
As she struggled to get things going for her and her daughter, Dallas says their waiter came to the rescue.
We went to Olive Garden in Little Rock after Ellee’s tests at Children’s Hospital and she was starving.
I was trying to…
He had just brought breadsticks and salad to their table when Dallas spilled the bottle. After making another one, the waiter said to the young mom, ”Here let me feed her and you eat.. “
The gesture “melted” her heart and left her praising the young man for his selflessness.
“This is what we need more of!” Dallas wrote.
“He fed her and I ate my salad and bread sticks.
And that milk on the floor got cleaned up after we left, because he just understood!
He didn’t even know what we had went through that day and showed us love and understanding- not irritated that I had made a mess and my baby was screaming.”
Dallas says she didn’t get the waiter’s name, but wish she would have so she could give him better recognition.
It just goes to show how one person’s random act of kindness could radically turn another person’s day around. May we all be kind to one another today!