Katie Dee had planned to meet up with some old friends but knew that she would need to bring along her two year old daughter, Pixie, as well. She tried to prepare the toddler as best she could, but as always, there is only so much planning that you can do with a toddler! She explained that the restaurant was going to make a pizza in the shape of Mickey Mouse!
As we sat down she asked our waiter (in the pics) for a Mickey Mouse pizza and some spicy juice (fizzy water) and some crayons please please please!!!!
I’m gossiping away with my buds and Pixie says, “mummy, where’s that beautiful man gone?” Her words not mine!!!!!
We all laughed and I told her he would be back soon with her pizza.
This dude walks to our table with Pixies pizza, crayons and spicy juice, her face lights up as he puts the pizza in front of her, until she realises it needs to be cut up.
“Can you cut it up please?” She says, so I start cutting up her pizza…
“Mummy no! I want the beautiful man to do it!”
Even though the restaurant is starting to get busy, he takes the time to double-check that he has cut her pizza into small enough bites.
This guy came back to check on Pixie every 10 minutes. By this point he’s not even our waiter anymore – (The lady with the red shoes has replaced ‘the beautiful man’) the place is getting busy, yet he comes back just to tell her how brilliant her colouring is – perfect timing! (she’s about to have a meltdown because she went over the lines…)”
All this time my food is going cold, I’ve barely spoken to my friends whilst I’ve been picking up crayons and making sure she’s eating all her perfectly sized pizza,?and low and behold over comes this hero who seemed to sense my hunger (perfect timing again!) and asks pixie if she would like to eat with him at the next table.
If she didn’t already think he was wonderful enough, he then produces a bowl of ice cream and sits with her talking about her day while she gets ice cream EVERYWHERE. He laughs at her silly faces and doesn’t once complain at the mess.
It might not seem like a lot, but that 10 minutes with my friends was heavenly. My food was still hot (ish!), no drinks got spilt which is a record, all toddler meltdowns were avoided, and most of all my little girl had the biggest smile on her face all night.”
While she didn’t know his name, she got into contact with the restaurant and was able to thank him after the post went viral. Even though it was only ten minutes of his day, he made all the difference to the mother trying to keep everything together.
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