Discrimination is a huge problem in our society, and it truly affects people with various disabilities. We often forget their needs and ignore the fact that they too want to be fully functioning society members. Well, a pub owner in Sheffield, England proved that we all need is to be a little more caring and understanding when it comes to disabled people and their needs. Recently, Steph Tate took to social media to share a heartbreaking experience that happened at her pub.


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The Barrel Chapeltown’s owner wrote a post telling how a father and son entered her pub and since the kid was wheelchair-bound, they weren’t sure if they would be welcome. Tate was shocked at the idea of them even asking for permission to enter the pub, since it is a public place and everyone is of course welcome! She wrote a post, explaining that it shouldn’t even be a question.

In an interview with Bored Panda, Matthew’s mother Leila Adams told us how she feels about the discrimination of disabled people in the public places, “In terms of disability it’s such a wide range of differences or ‘issues’ that people don’t want to think about or need a lot of education about. People might understand that a wheelchair user needs a wide enough path to get through, but not why an autistic person has a meltdown in a public area. Or they might see a person with learning difficulties needing extra time with things, but not why a physically disabled person needs other accommodations.” She finished by saying “I think an emphasis on ‘treat others as you would wish to be treated’ type mentality needs to become the norm across all of society and age ranges.”

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Steph Tate is an owner of a pub called The Barrel Chapeltown in Sheffield, England

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Steven Adams, a father of Matthew’s, tried to enter the pub but before doing so he asked the owner if they can come in since Matthew is disabled and can often act erratically

Image credits: Steven Adams

But Steph Tate was not having it, she took social media to tell people that everybody is welcome in their pub, and their disabilities have no impact on that

The post quickly received a lot of attention since it spread a very important message about tolerance

Image credits: Steven Adams

The most beautiful part of this story was people’s reaction to this post