Parents know that going out to restaurant with small children can be tough. It can be great in that you don't have to cook, but it's always a challenge.
At its best, it's hectic, with more wrangling, cleaning, and wiping up going on actual eating. At worst, if the kids act up, it can be stressful and disruptive.
If you happen to be a single parent of three kids, including two who have special needs, you can multiply all of those concerns several times over.
Take the case of one mom, who wishes to remain nameless and has been taking her kids out to a new restaurant every Friday for the last few years.
During one of those meals out recently, she nervously apologized in advance for the noise her family to a man who was sitting nearby. But he didn't mind.
In fact, he paid for her family's meal and left her a note that brought her to tears. Any parent who reads it after the jump may join her in that regard: