A pub landlord has taken to Facebook to send a heartwarming message to the family of a disabled customer.
Steph Tate was prompted to reach out after a man felt the need to ask for permission to bring his disabled son into the pub.
She owns The Barrel Chapeltown pub in Sheffield, and has said: "Everyone is welcome in my pub."
The dad was apparently concerned because his son, who uses a wheelchair, sometimes makes loud noises and flings his arms about. The family have received comments on this in the past, proving that there are some properly rubbish people in the world.
The incident has been bothering the landlord ever since, who wanted to make it clear that everyone is welcome on her premises. She also said that anyone making negative comments towards another customer will be the one who is asked to leave.
Speaking to the i, she said that the pub aims to be as accessible as possible, including braille bingo cards and ramps.
The full post read: "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."
Well done Steph, the world needs a few more like you.
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