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We've all been on the receiving end of judgy stares when our kids act up in public. So we can relate to the story that Lauren Copp Nordberg, a mom of two, posted to her Facebook page a couple of days ago.
Nordberg, of Bainbridge Island, WA, had taken her 6-year-year son, Elliot, to a local restaurant for pancakes after his dentist appointment.
Posted by Lauren Copp Nordberg on Sunday, May 3, 2015
Right after they'd ordered their food, her son, who's autistic, had a tantrum. "After several minutes of stares, I took him outside until our food came so he could have his moments without me getting all the stares," the mom wrote on Facebook.
When they came back, Elliot ate his food, and then, in the words of his mom, "amped back up again." Nordberg asked for the check, but instead the restaurant's owner told her the bill had been taken care of--and the person paying had left the mom a note.
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It read: Have a great day! You are doing a wonderful job! God Bless from a mother who knows.
"There is good in the world and this mama is thankful for the kindness of strangers," Nordberg wrote.