There may be a thousand ways to say, ‘Happy Birthday!’ but the sweetest of all may very well be a special chocolate message that was recently served up by an amazingly thoughtful restaurant staff.
Creating natal felicitations in warm liquid cocoa was nothing new at London’s Luciano by Gino D’Acampo restaurant, but for birthday girl Natalie Te Paa, who is totally blind, the best wishes were spelled out in Braille.
What gave the message an even greater meaning was that there was no advance planning involved. When the restaurant crew learned the dinner Te Paa was sharing with friend Claire Sara was a birthday celebration, they took it upon themselves to find and recreate the Braille translation that summed up their best wishes in well-chilled chocolate.
Te Paa could barely believe her fingertips as she traced over the raised confectionary dots.
Natalie Te Paa was out dining for her birthday last month when the restaurant surprised her with a special treat. There was a custom chocolate message written in braille for Natalie, who is blind. @tvkatesnow has more.https://t.co/JgRc049s6m
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