When you have kids, you just know. You know the signs of pure exhaustion. You know the feeling of being stressed out. You know how hard little things (like making a bottle) can be. And you know how easy it is to lose the plot.
Waiter Robert Davis saw the signs in a new mum who was dining at the restaurant where he works. And the simple gesture by the waiter (and father of two) that followed has sparked a social media flurry of praise and positivity.
In a world riddled with fear and terror, it’s always nice to know that there is good out there. And this story certainly proves it.
Love What Matters recently shared a sweet story about a new mum having a rough day and a waiter who went out of his way to help her out.
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After a long and exhausting day at the Children’s Hospital with her baby daughter, Dallas French was about ready to collapse. As she sat down for dinner at the Olive Garden in Arkansas, USA, she attempted to make her hungry daughter a bottle, only to spill it on the floor…(it’s happened to the best of us Dallas, don’t worry!)
Waiter Robert Davis watched Dallas struggle and headed over to her to give her a hand.
“He fed her. 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 writes under the photo of Robert feeding her daughter.
Dallas admits that she didn’t have a chance to get the mystery man’s name but hopes he gets the recognition he deserves. And, in true social media form, he now has.
As one commenter writes, “I was touched by this and called the restaurant to ask the server’s name. He is Robert Davis. And yes he has two kids. I asked if I could send a small tip to him.”
Several others have shared a similar story of kindness and have sent Robert small tips to show their appreciation. After all, it’s the little things that count. And, to an overwhelmed mum, offering to help out for five minutes can make all the difference in the world.
Check out a few of our other pay it forward posts, including the stranger who helped a new mum pay for hospital parking.