Positive messages left at Thai restaurant after hateful customer

Positive messages left at Thai restaurant after hateful customer comment

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The owner of the Thai Thai restaurant on 50th street was shocked to find a message that read "if you're going to live in America, learn to speak English or go back to where you came from" scribbled on a napkin. 

The post of the message went viral on social media Thursday night.

By Saturday afternoon, several messages of love were displayed on the counter by dedicated customers.

"People started coming in, the line was all the way to the door. I guess they caught the attention by the napkin and just grabbed it and wrote it, so I just leave it there. Maybe I'll have to frame it later," Rungsri Rittilnechai, the owner of the restaurant, said.

The now-infamous note, that inspired the messages of support, also remains on display at the front counter by the cash register. 

"To remind everybody that this shouldn't happen anymore," he said. 

The restaurant was founded in 1988, but this weekend saw several new customers coming out in support.

"I couldn't believe that somebody would say that so I said you know, we're gonna come and support and see what we can do. And it was really good here," Angelica Salas said. 

"I feel like I'm supporting them, you know, ugly things happen all the time, it's time for a change," Anthony Salas said. 

"It was a good ending. Lubbock shows how kind they are, and just one bad apple," Rittilnechai said. 

 

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