| Last updated
This is the moment a New York waiter shut down a rude customer and defended other members of staff:
The server, working in Long Island at the Massapequa diner, stood up to the customer who she accused of being homophobic as well as looking at 'underage girls'.
She tells the anonymous man: "Honestly, nobody wants to wait on you. We're asking you nicely… Could you please just leave?
"You got a cup of coffee out of us, what more do you want?
"That's it. You're not going to call me a b****h, you're not gonna sit near my boss' wife, you're not gonna call people a lesbian and you sure as hell aren't going to look at underage girls."
The man responded saying he wasn't looking at underage girls but people around began applauding the waiter.
She went on to add: "You're a paedophile and a freak and you deserve to be locked up at Bellvue.
"That's all I've gotta say. And I'm asking you nicely."
The video has now been watched more than 6.8 million times after it was posted by TikTok account @louiscozz.
Commenting on the post, one person wrote: "He thought it was a good idea to go up against a waitress in a NY diner? That was his 1st mistake."
Another added: "Normalize servers demanding to be treated like human beings!"
While someone else said: "You just KNOW she protects her servers like they're her kids."
Others passed on well wishes to the woman - who has been identified as Sandra - with one saying: "May her time off request always be fulfilled and her car always run safely."
Another added: "May all her future tables tip nothing less than 10 dollar bills."
And a third went even further: "I hope she never had to sit in traffic, always has her dunkin order made perfectly, always wins scratch off tickets, always finds a parking spot."
Sandra has since messaged the TikTok user who posted the video, welcoming support from people on the internet. She wrote: "You gave me so much confidence."
She goes on to add: "I can’t believe that I look so good in the video, the thing is I really care about all of you."
Someone protect this woman at all costs.
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read