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Mother claims IHOP discriminated against armless 3-year-old son

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An Arkansas mother says a restaurant manager discriminated against her armless son because he used his feet to eat while at the table. (Credit: KARK) An Arkansas mother says a restaurant manager discriminated against her armless son because he used his feet to eat while at the table. (Credit: KARK)

(CNN/KARK/KMOV) - An Arkansas mother says a restaurant manager discriminated against her armless son because he used his feet to eat while at the table.

According to KARK, the IHOP in Hot Springs will retrain its employees after the boy and his family attended the restaurant for breakfast.

The mother told KARK that was the first time a restaurant has ever had a problem with the way he has to eat.

A general manager told three-year-old William’s mother he could not sit on the table and touch the syrup containers due to a health department issue.

“When we got there, I carried him in, took him to the bathroom and washed his feet so he could eat,” said Alexis Bancroft, William’s mother.

Bancroft took to Facebook to explain the situation. The post went viral and several servers messaged her that they were “deeply ashamed” of what happened.

According to KARK, the manager is on leave while working through this issue.

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