The Good News: Stranger Pays for Lunch for Mom after Autistic Son Has Meltdown [VIDEO]
"Have a great day. You're doing a wonderful job. God bless from a mother who knows." Lauren Nordberg took her 6-year-old son Elliot to lunch after a dentist appointment at their favorite local diner in Washington. It was loud, packed with people, and they couldn't get their regular table...which triggered a total meltdown with Elliot, who is on the autism spectrum.
“I started to get looks like as we often do when we have a meltdown, I opted to take him outside,” Nordberg told the local news station, KOMO. When they came back inside, she was surprised to find that somebody had not only paid their bill for them, but left them a kind note. It said, "Have a great day. You're doing a wonderful job. God bless from a mother who knows."
She got emotional, as did the owner of the diner, who said that the woman wasn't a regular, like Lauren and Elliot. She empathized, and wanted to just pay it forward. Lauren posted it on Facebook to share the kind gesture. She said that she's going to keep the note in her wallet as a reminder.