Mom at Chick-Fil-A Starts to Panic, but Decides to Take Bold Step with Her Children

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May 11, 2017

We all know kids just say the darndest things, right?

But sometimes, those things can be quite embarrassing, leaving parents terrified and at a loss for how to handle certain situations.

One mom at Chick-fil-A had a similar experience when her kids pointed, starred, and loudly asked questions about a special needs boy in a wheelchair.

Leah Carroll, the mother of the special needs child, shared what happened on Facebook, leading her post to go viral with over 195,000 reactions and nearly 80,000 shares.

She writes, “To the mom of three at Chick-Fil-A: I sensed your panic when your five year old son pointed at my son in his wheelchair and shouted ‘Mom look at THAT boy!’ You leaned forward and quietly told him and his three year old brother that we don't say things like that and they shouldn't point or stare."

She continues, “But as in most cases, these suggestions are futile with young, curious minds and they continued to stare and loudly ask questions about my son's differences. When you realized your whispers weren't working I saw the panic disappear and you took a deep breath and took a step of courage…”

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