Owen Block, pretty much everyone, loves his food, but for Owen, who has autism, he has to know precisely what he’s eating every night.
Being autistic, he’s not big on shocks when it comes to his meal, according to his mom.
So when his dad decided to eat at Burmese restaurant Sun Cusines he asked his son to run in and grab a menu so that he could choose the exact items he wanted.
“We knew all day we were going to eat at Sun Restaurant. Owen likes to know exactly where he’s going to eat every night,” explained Owen’s mother Sandra Block.
His dad waited like normal in his car for his son to return, but the minutes ticked by and Owen’s dad couldn’t comprehend what was taking so long.
Then he strolled into the restaurant and couldn’t believe what the staff had done for Owen.
Owen had received clear instructions from his dad, he had to just go in and pick up a menu while he waited in the car.
But Owen could not resist the delicious smells of food in the restaurant, so instead of just grabbing a menu, he had to stay and enjoy the smells.
Dad waited and waited in the car. But at last he realized that he had to go in and see what had happened to his son.
Curious what was taking Owen so long, his dad entered the restaurant and he simply couldn’t believe the sight taking place in front of him.
There was Owen sitting at a table solo eating a delicious beef curry.
Mom Sandra immediately took to the business’s Facebook page to post about the whole event.
She gave the background of the story and Sandra said her husband went in to find out what was going on, and he was so shocked, he took a picture
“Apparently, he told the hostess ‘I’m hungry.’ So she sat him down and asked what he wanted to eat, and he answered: ‘beef.’ She told her cooks, ‘hurry, this boy is very hungry,’ and made him a beef curry with rice. She said that he was so sweet she was planning on letting him eat for free,” shares Owen’s mom Sandra on Facebook.
His mom said how thankful she was for the staff’s kindness adding: “If you end up there, thank them again, from me. For their kindness, and for treating my son like family.”
Apparently, at Sun Restaurant, the saying is: “Ask and you shall receive!”
Her post has gathered 19,000 reactions from people who just love Owen and the Sun Restaurant’s small act of kindness that meant so much to one family.
“That is just so uncommonly kind, like how often, can you imagine, I’m going to cry thinking about it,” said an emotional Sandra.
What makes this even better? Manager Aye had no clue Owen has autism.
So, she wasn’t treating him special because of a disability. Instead, she says she was just rehearsing the “Mettā,” which is part of Buddhism and her Burmese culture.
“Mettā means loving and kindness to everybody,” she explained.