Over and over again, it has been proven that it’s the little acts of kindness that really matters. Every day we get the chance to put a smile on people’s face. What many people around us really need isn’t even money. Just a little gesture of kindness is sometimes enough to make all the difference in the world. This story is just another proof of that.
Regina Thomason and her brother Dwayne Roach recently went to their local IHOP in Abilene Texas to grab a quick bite. While they were there they were lucky to get served their meals by a very friendly and compassionate waitress at the restaurant who made their day.
The pair were just returning from a doctor’s appointment where Dwayne who was suffering from Down syndrome had gone for a check-up. while they were being attended to by Millie, a waitress at the IHOP, Dwayne spotted something that really got his attention and made it known to the waitress.
The 50-year-old Dwayne loved name tags and when he spotted one on Millie’s top he made it known to her. According to Regina’s post on Facebook:
“He told the waitress that he liked her name tag and then told her that his name is ‘Captain America.’”
Millie gave Dwayne a lovely smile and left, but rather than simply dismissing him and going about her shift as if nothing had happened she decided to do something really special for Dwayne. After having their meal, Regina and her brother got ready to leave the restaurant. That was when the waitress came back to their table again and had a special gift just for Dwayne. It was an extra name tag for him with his favorite name Captain America inscribed on it. Dwayne was elated by this gift and so was Regina who was happy about Millie’s kind gesture.
Millie reached down and personally pinned the new name tag on his collared shirt herself much to his excitement. Regina took to Facebook to appreciate Millie for being such a nice lady.
“Thank you to Millie at IHOP. U made his day!” She wrote.
The post and the story of the kind IHOP waitress have gone Viral and it’s easy to see why. Kind hearts like Millie are rare and the few of them that we find should be celebrated.
While Millie’s act might not seem like much to some, the fact that she was willing to make an effort to make them happy meant the world to the siblings. Dwayne love for name tags is indescribable. He has worn many with different names including one bearing the name “John Wayne” now thanks to the kind waitress, he now had a “Captain America tag as well.
Millie has a reputation for being nice to her customers. She makes it as part of her duties to see to it that everyone leaves the restaurant a little happier than when they came in.
“When people come in, I want to make them smile. If they leave happy, it makes me happy.” She told News 4:
Millie is glad that she was able to do something special for Dwayne. She felt good for doing it too.
“When he left, I said, ‘Bye, Captain America!’ and he just giggled. It made me feel good.”