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Mother asked to remove Toddler's orthopedic shoes while in Restaurant

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The mother of a two-year-old girl in Georgia was reportedly asked by a Panera Bread assistant manager to take off the toddler's orthopedic shoes because the squeaking sound was "bothering someone." 

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The shoes are designed to squeak because it notifies the parent and child when the foot is striking properly. The little girl, Emma Duke, is required to wear the shoes. Her mother spoke to WTOC in Savannah, Georgia and said she felt it was blatantly clear she and her daughter were not welcome in the restaurant with the shoes. 

The general manager of the store has reportedly spoken to the family since the incident occurred. 


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