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Chili's Waitress Helps Fix Autistic Little Girl's "Broken" Hamburger

Seven-year-old Arianna couldn't eat her "broken" hamburger because the waitress cut it in half and Arianna can't eat cut-in-half hamburgers. Luckily, the staff of a local Utah Chili's knew what to do.

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She explained to the waitress that Arianna has autism and can only eat hamburgers a certain way. The waitress instantly apologized to Arianna for serving her a broken hamburger and brought it back "to fix it."


Anna was so touched by the Chili's accommodating Arianna's autism that she posted the whole story to Chili's corporate Facebook page on Sunday. It quickly went viral, being shared over 180,000 times since sunday.


Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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