Shaun and Debbie Riddle were still mourning the loss of their nine-week-old daughter, Glory, when they visited West Side Cafe in Fort Worth, Texas last week.
Waitress Kayla Lane remembered the duo from a previous visit, in which they had brought along the newborn. When she asked about Glory, "They kind of looked at each other and were very silent," Lane told her local CBS affiliate.
Posted by Glory's Garden on Monday, June 8, 2015
When the server heard that Glory had died in her sleep just four weeks prior, she admitted to feeling awful for bringing it up. Wanting to help in any way she could, Lane picked up the couple's tab.
The gesture touched the Riddles, who shared Lane's note to them on Facebook:
We eat at West Side Cafe on Camp Bowie in Fort Worth quite a lot and last month sometime we took our new baby, Glory in....Posted by Debbie Davis Riddle on Thursday, June 4, 2015
We eat at West Side Cafe on Camp Bowie in Fort Worth quite a lot and last month sometime we took our new baby, Glory in....
"We eat at West Side Cafe on Camp Bowie in Fort Worth quite a lot and last month sometime we took our new baby, Glory, in," Debbie wrote on Facebook. "Well, we just went there this afternoon and our waitress Kayla remembered us and asked where our baby was. Sadly, we had to tell her baby Glory passed away and is with God now."
Debbie continued, "She felt so horrible for asking but she was so sweet. When it was time for us to pay our bill, Kayla brings over our receipt. She didn't even want us to tip her because she said the company took care of her tip as well. We hear so much negativity on the news and so that is why I felt led to share this story in hopes that Kayla and this restaurant will get some good recognition."
Although Lane told the pair that the company had paid for their meal, the funds really came out of her own pocket.
When this couple came into west side yesterday, I surprised them by remembering their faces and their lovely baby girl,...Posted by Kayla Lane on Friday, June 5, 2015
When this couple came into west side yesterday, I surprised them by remembering their faces and their lovely baby girl,...
"Their faith was apparent and it inspired me so much," Lane wrote on her own Facebook page. "The downpour of positive words and chain of love that this story has started around the world is more than I could have ever expected and makes my heart so happy."
The Riddles still don't know what exactly caused their daughter's death, but in lieu of donations, they ask that birdhouses be made in her honor. Learn more on Glory's Garden, a memorial page set up on Facebook.
Thank you Brook Bublik & family for these great birdhouses to add to Glory's Garden!Posted by Debbie Davis Riddle on Monday, June 8, 2015
Thank you Brook Bublik & family for these great birdhouses to add to Glory's Garden!
A beautiful tribute to the child they lost far too soon.
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