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Letter: Gesture a reminder we’re in it together 

Brianne Denofio, Schenectady
Letter: Gesture a reminder we’re in it together 
Mexican Radio
Photographer: Marc Schultz


And now for a heart-warming story: Aug. 31 was my son’s one-year seizure-free day (Anyone who has a child with a seizure “disorder”or has a seizure “disorder” themselves knows what a huge milestone this is.) 

I wanted to take my son out to celebrate, and he said, “Let’s go out to dinner to Mexican Radio” on State Street in Schenectady. 

When our waiter came to introduce himself, I let him know, without my son knowing, that we were celebrating a milestone and asked if he could do something to make our dessert special.

He did. He put candles on it and all the wait staff came and high-fived my son to celebrate with him. Very nice. 

And then the nicest part happened. He brought us the check and it said, “Congratulations” and next to the total it said, “All Set.” 

He footed the bill for our dinner. I’m so impressed. It brings me to tears every time I think of it. He was a young person, who are usually a little self-absorbed (I definitely was,), but could see how meaningful this day was to us.  We have all become so detached, and this was a nice reminder that we are all in this together. We may all have different struggles and triumphs, but we all have them. 

Thank you so much for that really kind gesture and the subtle reminder.

Brianne Denofio


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