Last Friday (August 20), a little girl named Georgie visited Castello Italian restaurant with her family in Yeovil, Somerset.
She had such a wonderful time there, eating spaghetti, that she decided to leave the staff a thank you note to share just how much she had enjoyed her visit.
The servers were touched to find Georgie’s message on a napkin as they cleaned up the table after the family had paid and left.
In her neatest handwriting, the younger had written: “To the waitresses and waiters, thank you for being so lovely and giving us our yummy food!
“I loved my sphaggeti [sic] (I think that’s how you spell it), you are very nice and you definitely get a 5-star rating from me! Lots of love, Georgie (the short blonde girl).”
Underneath her message at the bottom of the napkin, Georgie also thanked the staff for the “lollypop” and added, “This is a tip” – drawing an arrow pointing towards the monetary tip her mother had left.
Castello’s general manager Jonny Zhejani, 29, who found the note while cleaning the table, said it had “meant a lot” to him and the other employees.
He said: “It means a lot to us because we have been working very hard to make up for the last six months while hospitality has been closed.
“She was a very happy little girl, and very excited to be out for dinner. Her mum said that she had been very excited when they had booked to come here for dinner.”
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He continued: “She was no older than six years old, but she was very, very polite.
“I took their orders and served them, and when I checked whether the food was okay, she was very happy – they all were.
“At the end, she said thank you for a lovely evening, and that she will be back soon.”
Jonny added: “I’ve been working in hospitality for nine years, but this was the first time I’ve had a young child do something like this.
“It was very sweet.”