Video shows mom comforting autistic son after incident at restaurant

Video shows mom comforting autistic son after incident at restaurant

- A family was enjoying breakfast at a Wimpy restaurant when other custumers allegedly complained about their autistic son

- According to the mom, "whites" said the boy was too noisy and one lady even told him to "shoosh"

- The family was reportedly kicked out of Wimpy even though they explained their son's condition

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A distraught mother took to Twitter to voice her disappointment over the alleged treatment her autistic son had to endure at a Wimpy fast-food restaurant.

The mother, who was simply identified as Nomz B, and her family went to a Wimpy in Alberton and they had a difficult morning with their six-year-old.

In a thread on Twitter, Nomz explained what happened and how they were subjected to 'racism' by other customers.

She started off the post by sharing a video of herself comforting her crying son moments after the incident took place.

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The mother introduced social media users to her six-year-old son, Dorian Francisco Smangaliso Pedro.

She explained that like most kids with autism, Pedro often misses social cues, however his bright smile helps him connect with people.

Nomz said her family went to Wimpy for breakfast and they had already had a difficult morning.

"It was already a tricky morning because he wanted a Ben10 toy and Wimpy only had rubber duckies. This may sound trivial to most but to this boy it meant everything," she explained.

The mama added that after a while a waiter approached them to ask that Pedro keep the noise down as some of the customers were starting to complain.

According to Nomz, every complaint came from white people.

Nomz said they explained their situation to the waiter, who in return told the 'nice whites' why the young boy was acting 'noisy'.

However, the family already felt unwelcome and decided to pay they bill and leave. On their way out, a woman alleged shouted "Hey shoosh" at the six-year-old.

Nomz claimed the lady had knowledge of Pedro's condition at that point but she still confronted the boy.

Nomz said that her ex-husband confronted the woman and they were asked to keep quiet and leave the restaurant. However, the lady then allegedly started laughing at them and Nomz lost her cool.

"Some white guy who I assume is the manager shouted at me to keep quiet as I am ruining the other customers' breakfast. While these two women continued to laugh," she explained.

Nomz said one of the ladies went on to claim she worked as a school that specialises in autism and the woman said her son was "just a brat".

In the comment section, Wimpy responded to Nomz's post, adding that all people are welcome at their establishments and they take the accusations very seriously.

Briefly.co.za reached out to Wimpy South Africa for an official comment but had not received anything at the time of publication.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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