A mother of one of the people that survived the fatal Waffle House shooting in Antioch, Tennessee, in March reached out to a woman that possibly saved her son’s life and gave the bride-to-be the gift of a lifetime.
WZTV in Nashville reported that Michael Garth Sr. was sitting at the bar area of the restaurant when the waitress asked that they move because she was cleaning dishes and didn’t want the water to splash on them. Garth said he and his friend were a little frustrated but moved to a table that was closer to the bathroom.
As Garth said, this change might have been a life-saving decision.
When the shooter entered the restaurant, Garth and his friend were able to hide under the table they had chosen. Later they crawled to the bathrooms and kitchen door waiting for someone in the back to let them in as local hero James Shaw Jr. "rushed the gunman, actually wrestled the assault rifle away and tossed it over the counter."