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A waiter at a restaurant in Texas says he got stiffed by a customer who instead left him a hateful note calling him a “terrorist” — but he’s taking the high road.

Khalil Cavil, 20, shared details of his encounter on Saturday with the offensive patron who left behind the detestable missive — “We don’t tip terrorist” — and no tip on a $108 check at the Saltgrass Steak House in Odessa, where he’s working as he readies to head to Dallas Baptist University later this year,

“At the moment I didn’t know what to think nor what to say, I was sick to my stomach,” Cavil posted on Facebook. “I share this because I want people to understand that this racism, and this hatred still exists. Although, this is nothing new, it is still something that will test your faith.”

But instead of becoming angry, Cavil said he’s “decided to let this encourage” him and “fuel me to change the world” as he prepares for the next chapter in his young life.

“So to all the haters out there, keep talkin’, [you’re] only helping me step into my destiny!” Cavil’s post continued.

Cavil said he thought hard on whether to post the receipt to social media before recalling his favorite quote by Martin Luther King Jr: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” As of Wednesday, the post had been shared more than 5,400 times

The restaurant’s chief operating officer, however, wasn’t so lenient toward the racist customer.

“We stand by and support our employee,” COO Terry Turney told the newspaper in a statement. “Racism of any form is unacceptable and we have banned this customer from returning to our restaurant.”

Lamar Green

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