Little boy, 4, brings waitress to tears after taking mum out for Valentine's Day

Emma and Max
Emma and Max 

Four-year-old Max Schofield hated the thought of his newly-single mum, Emma Schofield, being alone for Valentine's Day. Taking matters into his own hands, Max raided his piggy bank and took his mum out on a date she won't forget.

The staff at a Pizza Express store in Devon, South West England, were so touched by Max's gesture, they gave Max and his mum their dinner for free.

Emma posted a picture with Max on Facebook saying: "All of the shops make such a big thing about Valentine's Day and I was secretly dreading it as I am recently divorced with a beautiful little four-year-old boy."

"I have always brought my son up to be thoughtful, kind, caring and appreciate even the smallest gestures.

"After a quick grocery shop, my son told me to close my eyes (which I kept partially open to see what he was up to) and he proceeded to choose me a Valentine's card and a small teddy bear in a gift bag.

"My eyes welled up as we continued to shop.

Max took his mum out for a "special meal" pizza, bringing his "jar of pennies with him".

When they went to pay, the waitress, who had watched their date, met them with tears in her eyes. 

"She gave us our meal free of charge as a gift from Pizza Express in Torquay as she was so touched by what my four-year-old son had done.

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"This extremely kind gesture left me crying with happiness and holding onto my son with pure joy!"

Emma' s post has been liked thousands of times, with many congratulating the woman for raising a true gentleman.

There was also plenty of praise for the kind gesture from the woman at Pizza Express.