It was just another day at Red Robin in Tennessee for Ashley Chiarizzio, who was ready to serve tables and make a living. She had dressed up for the day, paying special attention to her appearance. However, things took an unexpected turn when a customer complained about her appearance and demanded that she be replaced by someone “more respectable.”

Ashley was shocked and hurt by the customer’s actions. “I’ve never had someone look at me and decide I wasn’t good enough to serve them,” she said. The customer didn’t like Ashley’s tattoos, piercings, and blue hair, and didn’t think she was worthy of serving them. Ashley’s heart was broken, and she was reduced to tears in the kitchen.

Diner Looks At Ashley Chiarizzio's Appearance & Demands New Waitress

Her manager and co-workers disagreed with the customer’s assessment, but Ashley was still feeling upset. On her way home, she decided that what the customer needed was prayers for acceptance and tolerance. She wrote a Facebook post addressing the customer and praying for her.

Diner Looks At Ashley Chiarizzio's Appearance & Demands New Waitress

The response to Ashley’s post was overwhelmingly positive. Her co-workers, who supported her fully, decided to do something incredible for her. When Ashley showed up for her next shift, she found that her co-workers had all dyed their hair blue in honor of her, and even applied temporary tattoos to their bodies.

“They basically were saying ‘If Ashley’s not good enough to serve, then we aren’t either,'” Ashley said. She was overwhelmed with happiness and appreciation for the gesture. “The support outweighs the hate by far,” she added.

Diner Looks At Ashley Chiarizzio's Appearance & Demands New Waitress

It’s sad that people still judge others based on their appearance, but it’s heartwarming to see how many people rallied behind Ashley. Her co-workers showed her that they valued her as a person, not just a waitress. And the customers who learned about what happened thought it was awesome.

Diner Looks At Ashley Chiarizzio's Appearance & Demands New Waitress

In the end, Ashley’s experience shows that acceptance and tolerance are important qualities to have. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect, regardless of how they look. And it’s heartening to know that there are still good people in the world who will stand up for what’s right.

Sources: Taphaps,  WABC, WKRN

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