A Michigan father took to Instagram to share a hilarious critique of his toddler daughter’s “restaurant.”
On May 21, Christopher Kyle, an entrepreneur who lives in Southfield, posted an image of himself waiting to get served by his daughter Ava, who is adorably dressed in chef gear.
“So I tried to support another Black Owned Business for lunch today,” he wrote in the caption. “It’s called Ava’s Kitchen, just opened end of April. It’s a very clean establishment, but whewww let me tell you about this owner.”
The father then jokes that he has questions about the decor, given that his seat has balloons tied to it.
“First off, I asked why there are balloons on my chair, and it’s not my birthday?” he continued. “She talm’bout, mind yah business; those are Mommy’s.”
That’s not all — Kyle also didn’t seem to be too pleased about the service he received.
“I been waiting on my order to get done for 45 minutes, and I’m the only customer here,” he wrote. “She was making good progress at first, then she stopped for 20 minutes to go watch Paw Patrol.”
The father, however, acknowledged that he wasn’t too upset.
“Overall the customer service could be better, but the cook is a cutie; so I’ll give her another chance,” he ended the caption. “Let’s not give up on Black businesses so fast after one mistake.”
Kyle’s post has since gone viral, receiving nearly 24,000 likes and over 1,300 comments. It also caught the attention of toy company KidKraft, which offered to send “food and kitchen supplies.”
“This post!” actress Stephanie Beatriz commented. “Your daughter is a cutie!!”
“Seems like a good enough reason to take a 20 min break!” the social media account for the television show “PAW Patrol” wrote.
Speaking to WJBK, Kyle said he has been overwhelmed by the positive responses he’s received.
“We’ve been featured in Brazil and Canada and just all … a wide variety of countries around the world — it’s crazy,” he said. “I do think people needed a positive point to hold on to and to laugh and be encouraged by.”
In a follow-up post, the father shared a photo of a line of stuffed animals waiting to order from Ava.
“Just pulled back up to @myavachristine Kitchen after she went viral this past weekend and whewww, she got a line down the block y’all!” he wrote. “Won’t He do it!”
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