Toddler's restaurant tantrum results in generous deed

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Toddler's Restaurant Tantrum Results In Generous Deed

Another toddler's tantrum is making headlines — except this time it resulted in a very generous act from a stranger.

Melissa Wistehuff and her family were on vacation in North Carolina when her 2-year-old son Ian began throwing what she called a "category 5" tantrum, kicking and screaming during dinner at Sammy's Seafood House.

"He was arching his back and stiff as a board. It was hard to get him out of his high chair, he was screaming and crying. I immediately got up, got him out of his high chair and took him out of the restaurant."

Melissa says she brought Ian back in when he calmed down but quickly went back to screaming and crying so her husband took a turn and went outside with him.

She told WTVD she decided dinner was done and asked for the check, mortified and thinking that she had angered other patrons trying to enjoy their meal. That's when the waiter told her the check had already been taken care of.

Turns out another diner admired how Melissa and her husband handled Ian's meltdown.

"I said, 'What? You're kidding! Why would they do that?' He said they just so admired how we handled the situation. [We] got him out of the restaurant and not having to put the other people in the restaurant through a tantrum...and I'm sure they also felt sorry for us."

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