A pub landlord has proven that good people do exist when she took to Facebook to send a truly heartwarming message to the family of a disabled customer.
When a father looking to go out with his family felt the need to ask permission to bring his son with disabilities to the pub, the pub’s owner was incredulous.
Steph Tate, who owns The Barrel Chapeltown pub in Sheffield, England, reached out to the man saying: “Everyone is welcome in my pub”.
What she wrote in response is going viral for its heartwarming message:
“Yesterday a parent came in and asked me if his wheelchair bound child was ok to be in the pub, I was confused why he felt he needed to ask. This man went on to explain that his child sometimes makes loud noises and waves his arms about, people have made comments in the past when he has taken him out.
“It broke my heart that a parent felt they needed to ask if it was ok for his child to be here just like anyone else.”
“My intention is not to embarrass the parent who I spoke to yesterday, it has played on my mind all night about how this man must have felt asking me if his child would be accepted in here. It then got me thinking about how many other people must be in the same position.
“Whether you need us to get you extension leads to plug specialist equipment in, help moving tables/chairs for wheelchairs or any other help you may need, everyone is welcome in my pub and help will always be offered by all of my staff.
“If you’re sat at home with a disabled child, partner or friend and feel on edge about taking them anywhere due to fear of someone making comments please feel free to bring them here. If I find anyone making negative comments or being disrespectful they will be asked to leave not you.
It’s encouraging to read that there are kind people like Steph who are extending caring and tolerance when it comes to people with disabilities.