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Four-Year-Old Chef Takes Over Tennessee Restaurant

It was for one adorable day.

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Meet the country's youngest restaurateur: Eden, a 4-year-old girl from Tennessee. According to WMC Action News, a Memphis taco shop, Babalu, changed its name for a day to Eden's Taco Shop. Eden — who loves to cook and believes she "may one day be the next celebrity chef" — is battling leukemia.

The restaurant let Eden run the floor in the kitchen and "call the shots" on Wednesday. She also was allowed to create her own special taco. Her family received a dollar for each taco sold that night to help pay for her treatment. Babalu chef Tim Antigane tells the news station: "To be able to do something like this for a little kid, it's just been awesome."

This isn't the first time a restaurant has helped someone battle cancer. In June, a Texas outpost of California-based buffet chain Sweet Tomatoes donated 100 percent of its sales one day toward helping an employee battle breast cancer. Watch the local news story on Eden below:

WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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