Grandma Says Toddler Was Told to Leave Restaurant Because of 'Scary' Facial Scars

Kelly Mullins is one angry grandmother and when you hear what she says happened at a KFC restaurant in Mississippi, your blood is going to boil. Mullins took her 3-year-old granddaughter Victoria Wilcher to a KFC in April and says that, as they were sitting at a table and enjoying their food, an employee approached them and asked them to leave because the little girl's face was "disrupting" customers.

Come again?!

Victoria was reportedly mauled by three of her grandfather's 10 pit bulls back in April and, as a result, suffers from scarring on her face. The right side of her face is paralyzed, as well. Rather than practice empathy and understanding, grandma claims the restaurant's worker treated this poor toddler like a monster and she isn't going to sit by and let her get away with it.

Mullins took Victoria to the KFC after a doctor's appointment -- one of many she has had to endure since the accident. She says that before the restaurant employee asked them to leave, the toddler wasn't conscious of what she looked like. Now, she says, the little girl is embarrassed of her appearance and refuses to even get out of the car to go to a store.

This is just heartbreaking and so difficult to believe. How could any adult be so heartless? Did another customer approach her to ask that Victoria be removed from the fast food joint and, if so, how did she resist the urge to tell that person off and side with Mullins and her granddaughter?

A KFC spokesperson issued a statement in which he vowed the company is taking the matter very seriously and that it has "zero tolerance" for "hurtful or disrespectful actions" toward their customers.

A Facebook page has been created called Victoria's Victories, in which updates are provided about Victoria's medical condition and guests can leave encouraging messages for the little girl. Grandma posted about the KFC incident, and it has received lots of attention as a result.

It's so sad to think that the thoughtless actions of one person could bring this girl down. At age 3, she certainly doesn't deserve to be made to feel bad about herself for any reason.

How would you have reacted if this happened to your child or grandchild?

 

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nonmember avatar Sarah

I'm sorry, but if I saw a little girl like that in a restaurant my first reaction would be to buy her some dessert. That girl has clearly been through so much, the LEAST you can do is let her enjoy her chicken in peace.

That's a face that shouldn't disturb anyone, but should INSPIRE them.

Vanessa Fasanella

The man behind the counter was the monster. And the grandfather who owns 10 pit bulls and lets his gradndaughter be so close to them should rethink things.

Michelle Hollis

That's just awful! How dare that employee say such a thing to a little girl or her family. Like it's her fault that she has those scars! Now she's humiliated and is embarrassed to go anywhere because of "how she looks." That employee should be fired for this. There's no telling how much that little girl was affected.

bills... billsfan1104

I won't believe it, until it is proven it was said.

I don't believe any of these stories anymore.

So many of them are fake.

nonmember avatar Meg

Maybe it is because I have seen way too many stories turn out to be total lies, but I am having a real hard time believing this.

the4m... the4mutts

I don't believe this at all. I can't imagine there being customers in a restaurant that would take time from their day, to ask management/employees to have a little girl leave the place while she's eating.

IF, and that's a big IF, they were asked to leave, I'm willing to bet that one of them was causing a ruckus. Probably grandma.

Julia Saenz

I'm more inclined to believe the grandmother's guilt (or maybe she's attention seeking) made her overreact to something. Maybe he asked her to quiet the little girl or something and she immediately jumped to making it a victimization because of the girl's injuries.

nonmember avatar Foster

I'm hoping with every fibre of my being that this is a fake story. The day people in this world start complaining about how others look,especially a little child,and ask that they be removed because of it is the day my last shred of hope for humanity dies and I go crazy

Roxygurl Roxygurl

I agree with bills fan, I want to hear the other side of this story because it seems so far fetched.

abra819 abra819

bills fan, soooo with ya. I believe it when I see it.

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