UK Mum Jen Goodhand-Wyatt took her son Oscar for a meal at TGI Fridays recently. She had no idea of the impression that visit was going to make on her son and family.
Earlier that day, Jen took Oscar to a visit to the cardiologist where he received some dissapointing news. Oscar, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) along with a heart condition was told that he wouldn’t be allowed to do karate.
To Oscar, who is a huge fan of Star Wars, it meant that he “couldn’t be a superhero.”
When Jen explained to staff about Oscars ASD, she didn’t realise how far they would go to put the smile back on his face!
Jen M Goodhand-Wyatt Facebook Post
“So here’s a happy post. We went to TGI on our way home from the hospital. Before taking Oscar in I went in to check that there were no Halloween decorations (Os is petrified of Halloween). I explained his ASD and the gent on reception was great saying I could choose where we sat so Os was happy. Well, it had to be the Star Wars table didn’t it and I said he was a Star Wars loving superhero.
Fast forward ten mins and the waitress comes over and says “I understand you’re a superhero. Here’s your menu.” Os was a bit bummed as today the cardiologist said he couldn’t do Karate because of his heart… In his mind that means he’s not a superhero. So I explained his sad face to the perplexed waitress and ordered food
Dinner arrived and then a new waiter came over. “Is your dinner ok!” Os replied “It’s only just got here silly!” and laughed. The waiter smiled and walked away. He returned moments later with two balloon models he’d made for Os.
A little while later he came over and asked me if he could buy a pudding, any pudding off the menu, for Os. Well there was no stopping Boo… Chocolate Brownie it was! When he served it I asked why. “Because he’s a superhero!” was his reply.
And on the bill… SUPERHERO was the discount given.”
Well done to the staff at TGI Fridays!