It is not the big things that speak loudest

 

When Dallas French sat down at an Olive Garden in Little Rock, Arkansas, last week, life was more stressful than usual.

She had traveled two hours from Dover, Arkansas, to get her 4-month-old daughter Ellee seen at Arkansas Children’s Hospital after the infant had tested positive for E coli.

 

So Ellee wasn’t in a good mood after riding in the car for hours and getting tested Thursday, and French was worried about what the diagnosis might mean for her baby girl.

Nevertheless, French knew motherhood doesn’t stop because of stress, so she prepared a bottle for Ellee while waiting with her husband and mother-in-law for appetizers, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

(AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

But just as their food was brought out, French spilled the bottle all over herself and the floor.

The restaurant server could have just called for a clean up. But instead he went above and beyond his duties.

“Here let me feed her while you eat,” the server, identified as Robert Davis by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, told the worn-out mother.

Davis got into the booth next to the family and reached over to feed Ellee while her mother, father and grandmother ate their appetizers.

“He just stepped in and took care of us. It was just amazing for a stressed-out mom,” French said. “It touched my heart.”

Ellee had nearly finished the bottle right around the time the family’s entrees were ready, so Davis slipped away and brought the food back for them to enjoy. And Ellee already had her meal, too.

“He was precious, and I was just trying to tell him ‘thank you,’” French said. “I just wanted him to know that we appreciated everything he did that day.”

French later posted a photo of the server feeding Ellee on the Olive Garden Facebook page. Love What Matters also posted the image, where it’s been shared over 100,000 times.

Jul. 26, 2016 3:01pm on theBlaze.com posted by Jon Street

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Comments (17)

  1. noahbody

    Now THAT’S service with a smile…

    July 26, 2016
    1. SEC

      creating smiles as well

      July 26, 2016
      1. noahbody

        yep

        July 26, 2016
  2. rebecca2013

    wow!

    July 26, 2016
    1. SEC

      Yes wow sums it nicely

      July 26, 2016
      1. rebecca2013

        July 26, 2016
  3. belladora

    This story captures what I feel is important in human beings, compassion and kindness. Thank you for sharing this story. It shows the roses in life not the thorns.

    July 26, 2016
    1. SEC

      you’re welcome. Every once and while I need to refresh the memory that we can be good to one another

      July 26, 2016
  4. Munkyman

    July 27, 2016
    1. SEC

      July 27, 2016
  5. Nightbane

    A tiny breath of the America I once knew and loved well… so good some of it remains still.

    July 27, 2016
    1. SEC

      yes it still survives

      July 27, 2016
      1. Nightbane

        Foster it well, that it becomes not extinct.

        July 27, 2016
  6. GoldenPig2012

    Love it. Despite what the headlines or the news stories say, humans DO care for other humans, in many ways.

    July 27, 2016
    1. SEC

      and it is nice to be reminded of that now and again

      July 27, 2016
  7. briton

    It’s the same all over good people everywhere you go.But not all of them just yet.

    July 28, 2016
    1. SEC

      and they tend not to go out of their way to seek recognition

      July 28, 2016