Waitress Uses Secret Message To Save Boy From Alleged Child Abuse

Waitress Uses Secret Message To Save Boy From Alleged Child Abuse

What would you do if you saw something that wasn’t right? What would you do if you saw a father refusing to let his son have food? One waitress becomes a hero when she uses a secret message to save a boy from alleged child abuse.


It was on New Year’s day when Flaviane Carvalho, a restaurant manager, assumed her shift would be like any other. She would give the best possible service to customers at her assigned tables.

Things changed when a family walked in to eat. She noticed the boy at the table was withdrawn and fearful. To make matters worse, the father ordered food for everyone except for the 11-year-old boy. Then she noticed a bruise on him and immediately she knew her suspicions were right. This little boy was being neglected and abused by his parents.

She knew she couldn’t let him leave the restaurant without doing something to help. So, she made a sign and that read, “Do you need help?” He covertly nodded yes and Flaviane called the police.

She remained as calm and natural as possible in order not to alert the parents she knew what was going on. Later the police took the boy into custody and learned he was not only twenty pounds underweight, but his parents specifically targeted the innocent child for abuse.

Police found bruises on his face, earlobes, and arms. Later, a detective on the case stated the torture and abuse doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of what this child went through.

The young boy is also being hailed as a hero.

When Flaviane learned more about the situation, she said, “The little boy was so brave. He not only saved himself, he saved his little sister by standing up to this man. I am so proud of him. He is the hero.” Because of her efforts, a GoFundMe page was created for Flaviane who is a mom of two. More than $40,000 in donations have been made and she plans to use it on debt accumulated during the COVID-19 shutdown.

God certainly put this fast-thinking waitress in the right place at the right time to help her rescue one of his precious children.


“Give justice to the weak and the fatherless;maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Psalm 82:3-4

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